Whilst, the issue of corruption is prevailing in the Republic of Sierra Leone in the last few weeks.
The Anti-Corruption has in recent times arrested several people for corruption offences and billions of Leones has been recovered by the anti graft agency.
The Commission of Inquiry is also set to kick off in January. A commision set up to specifically look into corruption offences perpetrated during the last administration led by President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The recent days also witnessed the arrest of Alfred Paolo Conteh, the defence minister under ex-President Ernest Koroma, and Sannah Marrah, his deputy at the ministry, who were arrested on Friday in connection with several alleged military procurement irregularities.
The opposition All People’s Congress has come out to reject the commission of inquiry describing it as a “Kangaroo court” targeted to witch hunt its members.
However today, Sierraloaded takes a look at the statement of former President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 30th April 2008, whilst opening the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) offices in Makeni. He had this to say;
“Some people are talking about witch-hunt, but what I am saying is that the people have a right to know about monies sent to this country in their name. It is everybody’s right to know, and then we would be able to correct the system.”
“I said it during campaigning, but some people thought I was joking. I was serious about it, and now the time to give account is here. But if you have skeletons in your cupboard, we will open it so let us all give account for our stewardship.”