By: Sylvanus Blake; Assistant PRO ACC
The Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission, Sierra Leone, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., has been honored meritoriously again as; one of 28 distinguished African and Middle East Open Government Leadership Collective (OGLC) Fellows for 2022, by the Global Open Government Partnership in Washington, USA, on the 31st October, 2022.
This honor which is in recognition of his exemplary Anti-Corruption work and Dedication to Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance, came during the regional meeting a day before the its opening.
Commissioner Kaifala served as panelist in crucial panel discussions including one on "Sovereign Debts Transparency and Sustainability" at the Open Government Partnership for Africa and the Middle East Leaders meeting in Marrakesh Morocco, where he made vital contributions as he espoused on Sierra Leone's momentous and high achieving journey in the crusade against corruption in the recent past.
It should be noted that the OGP process, which commenced in 2011, seeks to enhance the leadership capacity of reformers within the context of their work. It aims to build a refreshed and ever-growing coalition of Open Government Leaders spearheading transformative reforms and advancing the Open Government movement.
The OGP aims at raising collective ambition, infuse the desired energy and enhance renewed political will to make Government more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens.
It could be recalled that the ACC Commissioner has bagged countless honors and awards in the recent past, like the; International Anti-Corruption Champion by the US Government, Arch-Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, Obama Leadership Fellow, Queen Mary University Alumnus of the Year, etc. because of his outstanding leadership in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone.
Whilst it is pleasing for one of us to keep receiving such approbations, it is worthy to note that it is the green, white and blue flag that he keeps flying, anytime he is awarded/recognized/honored. Congratulations to us all-Sierra Leone.