The on-going Commission of Enquiry has released the former Minister of Education Science and Technology Dr. Alpha Wurie on the grounds that the Attorney General was not yet ready for him to testify at the Enquiry on the misappropriation of donor and government funds.
After several delays the Chairman of the Commission, Semega Janneh made an apology to Commissioners and observers by saying that “Alpha Wurie has been released from the Commission and that they would officially write to him if the need arises.
Dr. Alpha Wurie went to the Commission with lawyers from the Roland Wright Law Firm together with some SLPP stalwarts; notable amongst them was Shirley Gbojama who had gone to observe the Enquiry, but however left the Hall in dismay and disappointment.
Mean while the SABABU Project Director, Yvonne Gibril was also present at the Commission to tender a document that was signed between the Education Ministry and the National Insurance Company (NIC) on Performance Bond Guarantee.
She told the Commission that a letter dated 8th September 2008 was sent to her office on liabilities, adding that NIC have already paid Le 30,000,0000.00 (Thirty Million Leones) and the balance payment is expected before the end of this year.
The Project Director for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Alhaji AB Sesay also tendered to the Commission, some of the contract agreements between Service Providers and Contractors who implemented projects in the Southern and Eastern Provinces.
He told the Commission that some contract documents are not available and that management of finances was handled by the Accountant, who is one such person to testify before the Commission on financial matters.