​ACC Engages Media & CSOs       

By Jane B. Mansaray
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday engaged civil society and media partners on the update of its activities nationwide and the implementation of a three year pay no bribe campaign implementation. 

In his opening remarks at the Santano House on Howe Street in Freetown, the Deputy Commissioner of ACC Mr. Shollay Davies said one of their responsibilities as a commission is to inform their partners and the general public of some of their activities.

He said this is the first meeting in the year the commission has organized since the appointment of the new Commissioner of ACC. He dilated on the challenges and expectation in fighting corruption. 

In his address, the Commissioner of ACC, Lawyer Ady Macauley thanked and recognized members for their unique role in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone.

Commissioner Macauley noted that corruption is not about big or petty but emphasised that the vice needs to be fought at all levels.

He went on to say that the uniqueness of the pay no bribe campaign is not about prosecutorial oriented but to map out corruption system through processes review with a scientific approach by all and sundry.

Commissioner Macauley called on the general public to report cases of corruption through the campaign inter connectivity with 515 in all mobile companies and computer soft ware.

It was confirmed that 70% of corruption act is an everyday activity especially in places like Police stations and hospitals were corruption is endemic and is affecting public service delivery.

He highlighted asset declaration as a major challenge with twenty thousand defaulters

About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Salone.com Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

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