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You go dae oh, you nor go dae oh!! Commissions Will Hold

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You go dae oh, you nor go dae oh!! Commissions Will Hold

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The assurance came despite clear indications that the APC has vowed not allow any of its members to face the Commission should they be invited to.

However, what is clear is that current President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has made it abundantly clear that he would brook no nonsense from anyone who decides to flout the Commission of Inquiry’s mandate.

In his speech at the launching of the Commissions of Inquiry last week, President Bio issued stern warnings to anyone harboring any intension to flout the dictates, rules or invitation of the commissions of inquiry.

The location of the three independent Commissions of Inquiry is the former Special Court compound at Jomo Kenyatta Road in Freetown.

Security is expected to be more robust today around the vicinity of the Commissions of Inquiry but the general public is advised to go about its normal business as there is nothing to fear.

It could be recalled that President Bio stated at the launching that: “When monies meant for providing healthcare facilities or ensuring food security for every Sierra Leonean are stolen by a few people that is a threat to our national development.”

He went on to say: “When grants or loans meant for building critical infrastructure that will propel economic activity and provide good paying jobs for our people are stolen by few people; that is a threat to our national development.”

According to President Bio: “When few people collude among themselves and deprive our citizens and country of revenue from our rich natural resources and other sources of public revenue, their activities constitute a threat to our nation.

“When people fraudulently convert public funds and resources to their own private use, waste public funds with impunity, and abuse their offices and authority to the detriment of millions of Sierra Leoneans, that is a threat to us as a nation.

“And we must also be very clear that when people who occupy public offices steal public monies or engage in other forms of corruption, they do not do so on behalf of their tribe, their region or their political party. Rather, they do so as individuals or a group of individuals and they must be held accountable.

“Corruption is a threat to our national development and national security. Corruption is a clear and present danger to the life of every Sierra Leonean and a threat to our existence as a nation. We must confront corruption head on. We must be bold and resolute. We must fight and win this war on corruption,” he said.

He added: “As a people, the Commissions of Inquiry give an opportunity to hold accountable those we once entrusted with public offices. We owe it to our country; we owe it to our compatriots and generations yet unborn to get it right once and for all. This is about democratic accountability and our collective determination to win the war against corruption.”

He reiterated that all those who will be invited by the Commissions of Inquiry must fully comply and that anyone who fails to honor the invitation of the Commissions of Inquiry will face the full force of the law.

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