The Acting Auditor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Abdul Aziz has, on Tuesday 5th July, 2022, paid courtesy visit to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
In a meeting with the leadership of the ACC in the Commission’s Conference Room, 3 Gloucester Street, Freetown, the Acting Auditor General outlined a range of issues that would strengthen and broaden the existing partnership and MoU between the two institutions.
Mr. Aziz emphasized on the importance of the partnership to the attainment of the mutually distinctive roles and mandates of the ACC-SL and Audit Service SL in the public sector accountability space.
He spoke on the communication challenges and the need for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
In his submission, ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. said he was pleased with the courtesy visit and underscored that it works well for Sierra Leone and Sierra Leoneans when ACC and Audit Service SL work in synergy. We impact society a lot and issues of accountability will be addressed seriously.
ACC boss thanked Audit Service SL for their support to the ACC and said they were doing a difficult job under difficult circumstances.
‘Ordinarily, people do not like Auditors’ he averred.
The ACC’s Deputy Commissioner, Augustine Foday Ngobie who chaired the meeting, described the visit as a good move and that it will definitely improve on the public’s perception of the relationship between the ACC and Audit Service SL, as we are complementing each other and not the other way round.
It was resolved that within one month, the existing MoU between the ACC and Audit Service SL, be reviewed and upgraded to meet and address the emerging issues as they would relate to the effective partnership and collaborative work of the two institutions.
On the team from Audit Service SL were also members of the Senior Management Team and the Board Secretary, whilst the ACC also had the full representation of its Senior Management Team.