ACC to investigate agricultural ministry
Report reaching the desk of the Spectator Newspaper has confirmed that the Anti Corruption Commission will soon mount rigid investigation into the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security for deliberately wasting donor funds meant to boost the small Holder Commercialization Programme headed by one Prince Kamara.
Reports have it that millions of dollars are being put into that project from the Government of Sierra Leone and our International Partners to help boost the food sufficiency which is one of President Koroma’s pillars in his Agenda for Change Campaign to the Minister of Agriculture and his Deputies together with officials of the Small Holder Commercialization are deterring the aspiration and commitment of President Koroma by allegedly embezzling huge sums of money from projects. Sources also close to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security explained to this medium yesterday that the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Sam Sesay together with Mr. Prince Kamara are lobbying officials of the Anti corruption Commission to see how they can suspend their investigation on the Ministry of Agriculture and Food security. Sampling the views of farmers from Bo and Makeni via telephone, they emphatically explained that the Small Holder Commercialization Programme or flagship projects are white elephants as farmers have not benefited from the projects. “The Anti Corruption Commission should investigate senior workers of the Ministry of Agriculture and officials of the Small Holder Commercialization Projects for deliberately eating donor money with impunity, we want them to account for millions of dollars from donors and the Government of Sierra Leone”, Pa Alimamy Sesay fumed at corrupt officials of the Agriculture Forestry and Food Security Alie Badara Mansaray was heard over radio on Tuesday strenuously explaining the failure of the Small Holder Commercialization Programme to Sierra Leoneans.
However, the hue and cry from Sierra Leoneans on the current trend of basic commodity scarcity in the country especially our local rice prompted the Anti Corruption Commission to mount up their barrage of investigators at the Agriculture Ministry.
Culled from the Spectator Newspaper
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