The United States Embassy has expressed its regret at the resignation of Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole as the head of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission.
A press statement issued yesterday states that “Mr. Tejan-Cole’s efforts at combating corruption in the country were truly exceptional, and we wish to congratulate him for his outstanding contributions to the well being of Sierra Leone”.
“As we look to the future, the United States Embassy strongly encourages the Anti-Corruption Commission to persevere through its change in leadership, and to remain committed to Mr. Tejan-Cole’s legacy,” the release stated.
It went on, “we are confident the Government of Sierra Leone is committed to selecting a new Commissioner who demonstrates the same level of integrity, dedication, and professionalism exemplified by Mr. Tejan-Cole”.
“The battle against corruption in Sierra Leone” the release further maintained “is nothing less than a battle for stability – economic, democratic, and political – and the United States Embassy looks forward to working with the next Anti-Corruption Commissioner to follow Mr. Tejan-Cole’s example to fight tirelessly in the face of tremendous challenges, for the good of the nation,” the statement emphasized