10th June, 2019
ACC ENTERS INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH A COORDINATOR OF NATIONAL CLEANING EXERCISE TO REPAY 40 MILLION LEONES
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has entered into settlement agreement with a Coordinator of National Cleaning Exercise, MR. HAMID EMONEH, in respect of misapplied funds meant for the National Cleaning Exercise.
According to the agreement reached with the ACC, as settlement, MR. EMONEH has paid in full the total sum of Forty Million Leones (Le 40,000,000), being funds misappropriated; which is held by the ACC for return to the Mayor of Freetown, as the said funds were meant to be used to pay stipends to one thousand youths in the cleaning exercise at the end of April 2019, but was instead appropriated by the said Coordinator acting in concert with other persons while the workers remained unpaid since then.
The Mayor of Freetown or her Designee has been notified to collect the money so that the workers outstanding fees can be paid accordingly.
The ACC has cautioned MR. HAMID EMONEH, whilst the file remains in view, should there be a recurrence of such attempted corrupt use of public funds.
The Commission wishes to reassure the public of its commitment to protecting government revenue at all times.
For further enquiries, please contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission on +232-78-832131.
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH