Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma was elected in 2007 on an anti-corruption platform, but according to the BBC, the only tangible “leakages” addressed so far, have been in restrooms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.
The BBC’s Mark Doyle delivers a sarcastic but well researched discourse on the recent work of Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption commission.
While data from the Global Integrity Report: 2007 takes record of Sierra Leone’s pre-Koroma era, our report also found that anti-corruption campaigns in Sierra Leone tend to stay away from those government officials with the most power. If Doyle is right, and the newly formed anti-corruption commission’s investigations have been more than surface surveys, then eventually Koroma may be forced to keep his word that “anyone” in his government can subjected to corruption prosecution.
— Norah Mallaney