The head of the Investigations Department of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), Festus Robin-Taylor has told the press in Freetown that they are currently investigating 27 cases of corruption. Among them 25 are backlog of cases while 5 are new cases.
Speaking at their Gloucester Street office on Friday, Mr Robin-Taylor said that in the matter of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sport, Samuel Hoggins and Prince Parker, they had completed their investigations and the report had been submitted to the Attorney General for prosecution.
He disclosed that the Commission had six cases in the High Court, with two currently being prosecuted at the Magistrate’s court.
The Community Relations Department Boss, Fredrick Borbor James said their task was to take the commission to the people. He said since the inception of the commission they had been receiving funding from DFID and last year they had started receiving funding from the German Technical Zone, GTZ.
GTZ, he said, had been sponsoring their traditional the integrity clubs programme which teaches school children about the work of the commission, as well as the commission’s radio discussion programme.
Mr Borbor said they were planning the integration of anti-corruption issues into the school syllabus starting with the teacher training colleges.
To achieve this, he said that they had held several consultations with lecturers and curriculum experts on how to integrate these issues into schools and colleges.