ACC, AYV partner to fight corruption
By Ibrahim Tarawallie
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has joined forces with Sierra Leone’s leading media institution, the African Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire to help in the fight against corruption in the country.
The two institutions on Thursday September 10, 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will ensure the sharing of vital information regarding the fight to the public.
The document will also require the AYV to prioritized events and activities organized by the ACC, which are geared towards stemming corruption in the country.
In his statement, ACC Deputy Commissioner, Augustine Foday Ngobie said: “This signing ceremony we are witnessing today is another milestone in the fight against corruption. The fight is being done with several pillars, among them is public education.”
He stated that the commission was very much pleased that a vibrant media institution like AYV is coming to the ACC for a partnership to help rid the country of corrupt individuals.
Commissioner Ngobie emphasized that the commission cannot fight corruption in the country without the meaningful contributions of Sierra Leoneans.
“So if a credible institution which is represented both in and out of Sierra Leone is signing a MoU with the ACC, we are pleased. We want to assure the AYV that as we are committing ourselves on paper today, we will endeavor to do everything possible to stand by whatever is in this document,” the ACC Deputy Commissioner assured.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYV, Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr. said the institution was established to compliment the effort of Sierra Leone through the dissemination of credible news and information.
He spoke about partnership agreements that have been signed with Statistics Sierra Leone and the newly established National Sports Authority.
“We have been working and collaborating with the ACC before now because we believe in the fight against corruption. We want to see a corrupt free Sierra Leone. I want to see a Sierra Leone that can be transformed into another Singapore in West Africa,” he said.
He assured of working assiduously in ensuring that what is stated in the MoU is implemented fully, while at the same time joining other transparency and accountability institutions to fight corruption.