According to the report, the evidence collected by the ACC shows that “over 50% of the staff who have abandoned their posts have engaged in other jobs.”
It added that “whilst some staff salaries have been stopped after abandoning job for several months, as at April 2018, close to 45% are still receiving salaries from the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) payroll, without working.”
The ACC report adds that: “Evidence also shows that some have left the shores of the land and permanently resident overseas, whilst the whereabouts of others were never known.”
The ACC report further states that “this is a deliberate violation of the Civil Service Code”, adding that, salaries paid in respect to abandoned staff cannot be unconnected to lack of proper attendance monitoring systems (ATMs), dishonest behavior on the part of abandoned staff and dishonesty of line Managers or Supervisors of staff.
The report added that a total amount of Le1,475,494,660 (one billion, four hundred and seventy five million, four hundred and ninety four thousand, six hundred and sixty Leones) is the amount at stake which would have to be retrieved.