ACC Interfaces with Prisons
The Systems Review Department of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has paired with the administration of the Prison Department to better organize the management system at the department in order to avoid shortfalls that may lead to corrupt activities due to negligence and the lack of the requisite systems in place for effective and serene management.
The team headed by Mr. Jonathan Pearce said the department works with all other government departments to establish systems for proper record keeping and financial management. He informed the directorate of Prisons that his team has worked with the Police, Military, and the Ministry of Education to help them appraise and straighten their recording system.
At the Prison Department, the Head of the ACC team said they were there to under study the system of documentation practiced at the Department and to sensitize them about procurement issues and record management issues. He also suggested that the occasion gives the Department the opportunity to enlist the various problems it encounters in it management and administration.
The Team asked the Head of Procurement at the Department, Assistant Director Dennis Harman to tender all documents in his possession so that they could be appraised and recommendations arrived at as to how the Prisons Service could better manage its resources. The committee also asked the Pay and Quarter Master, Chief Officer Alfred G. Kpullum, to tender financial records where it was noticed that officers are paid as low Le45,000 monthly as basic salary.
The Director, Moses Showers, spoke about the poor rate at which officers at the department are paid, saying it’s incomparable to other security forces in the country. He called on the team to relate the message to the central government amidst other needs and conditions of service.
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