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Speaking to traditional authorities and residents of Samaya, at their Community Centre, ACC Public Education Officer Abdulai Saccoh expressed delight over the large turnout of people from different walks of life in the community. He described corruption as a bad practice that must be condemned by progressive societies. The Public Education Officer emphasized that the deplorable condition of rural communities would only change when the residents stand against corruption.

Saccoh dilated on some issues in the health, education, local court and security sectors that amount to corrupt practices. The Public Educator catalogued some of the Commission’s interventions relating to successful prosecutions, sustained public awareness drive targeting different facets of society, and the recovery of public funds amounting to twelve billon Leones in the past eight months. He informed his audience of the Commission’s deliberate effort to amend some Sections of the AC Act 2008 in order to make corruption a risky venture. Saccoh encouraged his audience to be watchdogs by detecting and reporting corruption.

Addressing local authority and residents of Samaya community, ACC Public Education Officer Jeneba Kemoh described the meeting as part of the Commission’s strategy to reach out to distant communities to heighten public awareness on corruption. The Public Education Officer cautioned staff to refrain from making false/malicious reports as they constitute an offence. She read out the mobile free number and informed them of the 10% reward that will be given to anyone who provides the ACC with cogent information that leads to successful conviction and recovery. Madam Kemoh entreated them to reject, resist and report cases of corruption that they may experience in any public sector institutions and assured them of the Commission’s swift handling of the complaints.

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