The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that Sierra Leone has passed the ‘Control of Corruption’ Indicator in the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Scorecard, scoring 71 percent, 22 points upwards, moving from 49 percent last year. This is the country’s highest score in the ‘Control of Corruption’ Indicator since the introduction of the MCC Scorecard in 2004.
The MCC is an initiative of the Government of the United States of America to provide aid to developing countries to fight widespread poverty through economic growth. The MCC Scorecard consists of 20 Indicators under three broad categories: “Economic Freedom,” “Ruling Justly,” and “Investing in People.” The ‘Control of Corruption’ Indicator falls under the “Ruling Justly” Category.
Commenting on the scorecard, the Deputy Commissioner of ACC, Shollay Davies, said: “This is a strong indicator that the fight against corruption in the country is bearing fruits. We call on all citizens, local, and international partners, to support us as we continue to provide the required leadership to prevent, suppress and curb the scourge whenever, and wherever, it raises its ugly head.”
For further enquiries, please contact Abubakarr Turay, Head of Outreach Unit, on Tel: +232-76-886-636.