The Anti-Corruption Commission Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala  has on Monday revealed to the press about his Plan of action on the 2020 Auditor General’s Report as Sierra Leone being country where prompt action is taken on the Supreme Audit body’s report released by the Auditor General.  

The commissioner provided a road map to the Press that ensures all corruption issues in the 2020 Audit Report are acted on immediately.

The commissioner stated that there are one thousand twenty [1,20] issues in the report compared to last year which is less than 500 issue and the commission  currently is challenged with just two hundred and fifty-one staffs. The commissioner further stated that the commission has categorized the issues to be investigated by the investigating teams speedily as possible.

As he showers praises on the President’s commitment and support in the fight against corruption, the commissioner is also poised to investigate the office of the president.  There are myriad office of issues relating to  the office of the president surrounding overseas travels expenses, imprest not properly retired, funds utilized for activities that were not properly accounted for. The commissioner further pointed out that he is sure the president would provide all the necessary support for them to look into all these issues

The Commissioner makes clarifications on the distinction between the President and the Presidency. He pointed out that though the president is the head, he is an individual and  there are many workers within the office of the presidency. For instance,  the secretary to the president, Chief of Protocols, finance  persons and they are all not immune from prosecutions.

He clarifies to the Press that the constitution of Sierra Leone Provides immunity for the president as it states that no action whether criminal or civil can be taken against the president. He reaffirmed that he is not a violator of the constitution.

However, he stated that somebody has to explain about the issues flagged by the Auditor’s report for investigation. He stated that his main target for this time are the Finance persons across all institution. He gives grace period till Friday if supporting document and evidences and not produced, Christmas of  alleged perpetrators would not be sweet as they had wanted it.