The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Serry Kamal, have asked the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Education, Youth and Sports, Sheku Tejan Tamu to tender the list of all SABABU implemented projects to the Commission of Enquiry within one week.
Led in evidence by the Attorney General, the 2nd witness at the Commission of Enquiry, Sheku Tejan Tamu told the Commission that he was posted to the Ministry in March 2008.
He said that the SABABU project came in to operation in 2002 as a result of an agreement signed between the Government of Sierra Leone, African Development and the World Bank to support the rehabilitation and construction of schools and vocational centers across the country.
Sheku Tejan Tamu tendered documents to the Commission as exhibits which include the SABABU Project document; Implementation manuals; Agreement document on loans; Protocol of agreement; Project Operations Manual and Consultancy Contract.
He told the Commission that, the Steering Committee of the SABABU Project oversees all activities relating to the project implementation; while KPMG handles financial matters that are related to the SABABU Project Agreement and its implementation.
He disclosed that the SABABU Project is also working with Service Providers such as Religious groups, Local and International Organizations in the implementation of projects.
He added that most of the Projects were implemented and monitored by Independent Contractors hired by the ADB, World Bank and the Government of Sierra Leone who were not Civil Servants.
Other staff members of the Education Ministry were also cross examined and they also tendered relevant documents to the Commission.
The next Enquiry would focus on the National Commission for Social Action.
The Attorney General noted that the Commission was set up by government to look into the performance of contracts and misappropriation of donor funds; and appealed to witnesses to come and testify and give truthful evidence before the Commission, adding that they need the cooperation of everybody. By Saidu Bah