Government officials prosecuted for embezzling commission of inquiry publicity funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2019:

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last Friday said that it has indicted two senior officials in the Ministry of Information and Communication, over the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for sensitising the general public about the work of the Commissions of Inquiry which start sitting this week.

The two accused senior officials are Edward King – the Director of Information; and Sorieba Kamara who is the Senior Accountant at the ministry of information.

According to the ACC the accused have been charged on three counts for allegedly embezzling Le206 million (US$23, 000). This is the ACC statement:


  1. Corruption is what has left our people today in abject poverty. The backwardness of our country today is due to massive corruption. So corruption is a war that we must fight. Mr President I salute you sir do your work.

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