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 By: Alex A. Bah, Public Relations Assistant, ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday 26th November, 2023, conclued a week-long capacity building training on Projects Management at the SLOIC Guest House Hall, Dambala Road, Bo.

The training was meant to enhance the capacity of District Monitors and staff in the Projects Unit of the ACC on; Ethics, Procurement, Investigations, Public Education etc. with the aim to increase the knowledge and capacitate the Team to seamlessly implement the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) Component anchored in the Productive Social Safety Net and Youth Employment (PSSNYE) Project

Delivering his statement at the commencement of the training, Deputy Commissioner, ACC, Augustine Foday Ngobie said the Commission has recently been profoundly applauded by the World Bank and other partners, as they were well pleased with the efforts of the Commission in tackling corruption and infusing integrity in Government of Sierra Leone projects.

He furthered that the Commission remains committed to this course and the training is purposed to further upskill the capacity of staff to do more exploits and continue to make significant improvements. “I commend your dedication over the years as that is why the SSN and other related projects have been a huge success which the Government, Development Partners and the people of Sierra Leone are proud of. I therefore urge you all to remain steadfast and dedicated to this cause”, the DC underscored.

ACC’s Coordinator of Operations, Emmanuel Koivaya Amara Esq. in his presentation, thrilled participants on the Anti-Corruption Legal regime, and the offences contained in the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 as Amended 2019 that border on the work they do. He explained the concept of corruption and corrupt practices, touching on the areas of Extortion, Bribery, Fraud, Gifts, Conflict of Interest, Impersonating a Beneficiary, among others.

Director of Intelligence and Investigations Evelyn Kuyateh also spoke on the province of investigation; its processes and procedures particularly in relation to PSSNYE corruption related cases. She gave an update on the current cases under investigations relating to the ECT3 and PSSNYE reported in April 2023. She ended her presentation by admonishing staff to remain vigilant and be in an uncompromising posture whilst carrying out their duties.

The Projects Coordinator and Head of the GRM-ACC, Patrick Monrovia dilated on the Leadership and Interpersonal Relationships in the Workplace and the importance of ethics in the project implementation.

ACC’s Deputy Director of Administration also presented on administrative issues and the importance of procurement in the project whilst Public Relations Officer, ACC, Sylvanus Blake took participants through the techniques, skills, and aptitudes required in engaging in an effective sensitization activity on the relevance of the ACC led Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) component to the success of the PSSNYE program.

Vital presentations coupled with salient contributions from other staff members of the Commission formed part of the training exercise.