27 January 2016

Sierra Leone: ACC Reacts to Civil Society Traffic Police Corruption Report

press release

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is concerned about the findings of the Report launched by the coalition of civil society titled "Corruption Stops with Us: Ending bribery for traffic offences in Sierra Leone"; as it showcases the involvement of Sierra Leone traffic police officers in bribery and petty corruption.

The Commission wishes to inform the general public that it had taken steps to address this situation; with the engagement of security agencies in October, 2015 which led to the setting up of a sub-committee which developed an Action Plan, aimed at reducing the incidences of bribery in the security sector.

Moreover, the ACC is implementing a three-year Pay No Bribe (PNB) program, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), which seeks to eliminate bribery in public sector institutions, the police included, for effective and efficient public service delivery.

However, the Commission is also calling on citizens not to only report acts of bribery and petty corruption, but to also refrain from giving bribes to public officers.

The Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its relentless resolve to curbing bribery in Sierra Leone.



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