Before the holiday week last month, Sierra Leone’s Audit Service released its 2019 Auditor General’s Report on the accounts of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and another, on funds allocated to the ongoing national response on Covid-19.
Both reports which showed that millions of dollars were unaccounted for, reveal a familiar pattern of breach of contracts, payroll violations, inflated prices, and unauthorized spending among other irregularities.
While the country's anti-Corruption Commission is pursuing actions on one hand, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has taken up their own responsibility of the report.
However, from what was supposed to be the start of hearings on the report by a committee, has been deferred due to the Auditor general’s absence.
Sengepor Solomon Thomas is Chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee speaking at the hearing.