Members of the Budget Advocacy Network (BAN) have expressed serious concern over the delay by members of the tribunal set up to investigate former Auditor General Mrs. Lara Taylor Pearce and her deputy Tamba Momoh.

“We saw the suspension of Lara Taylor Pearce and Tamba Momoh in November 2021. Interestingly, no charges were made until June 2022 when the tribunal was established by government.

We as civil Society Organizations are concerned because members of the tribunal are using state resources to do the work,” BAN Coordinator, Abu Bakar Kamara said yesterday.

He emphasized that as CSOs, they want accountability to prevail, adding that the delay by the tribunal to complete their work is a serious cause for concern.

He said: “As CSOs, we believe in accountability in all the process to ensure the people of Sierra Leone know the exact story.”

He said his organization is also calling on government to support accountability. He urged members of the tribunal to quickly look into the issue and deliver their ruling for the attention of government, donor partners and the people of Sierra Leone.

It could be recalled that sometime this year, the government appointed Justice retired Mrs. Nyawo Matturi Jones as Chairperson, Justice Ivan Sesay and Mr. Lahai Momoh Farmah as members of the tribunal to look into some allegations made against Mrs. Lara Taylor Pearce and Tamba Momoh while they were in office.