This according to him is good news for Sierra Leonean citizens who have been crying out for justice on these matters; however he went on, if the government’s effort to curb corruption is to be taken seriously, there are three outcomes that need to be achieved.
Meama-Kajue went on that firstly, the investigations need to be thorough and the people brought to task have to be individuals who were at the most senior level of president Koroma’s government.
“If the commission of inquiry was to focus their investigations on low or mid-level public officials while ignoring the more senior officials who committed the more egregious crimes, the entire process would be an exercise in futility as Sierra Leoneans will quickly see through the façade” he noted, adding further that if the former president himself is found to have been involved in corrupt activities while he was leader, he should definitely be tried and charged if found guilty.
Secondly, Meama-Kajue furthered, it is important for the president to note that its citizens are not asking for a name and shame commission but that the government has to show serious effort on their part to tackle corruption by ensuring that those found guilty of misappropriating government funds are imprisoned for very long sentences.
Meama-Kajue finally stated that after been found guilty, government must go after these culprits to recover the swindled loot.
He concluded: “I’ve had discussions with a top notch team in Europe whose job it is to investigate, recover and return the loot of these corrupt government officials. They have the connections, the technology and the means to do it within an amicable timeframe. Our government should use one of these crack teams to recover those much needed funds.”