By Sylvester Samba.
Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has joined forces with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the fight against corruption after the two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing ceremony which took place at the conference room of the ACC in Freetown on Friday 11th January, 2019, was witnessed by journalists from various media houses.
Addressing the press before the signing ceremony, the head of CHRDI, Mr. Abdul M. Fatoma said the MoU will create room for his institution to increase more public awareness on the work of the ACC, Public Accountability Measures (PAMs) and also develop a Private Sector Bill on corruption.
Mr. Fatoma said CHRDI and ACC will engage in creating platforms for all stakeholders at community, corporate and public levels in order to generate and analyse information on the causes of corruption and ways to address it.
In his statement, Commissioner Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Mr. Francis Ben Kaifala said his Commission is very grateful to CHRDI for coming into such partnership with the ACC.
Mr. Kaifala said corruption should not only be seen as a public issue but that the fight against it must also be extended to the Private Sector. The ACC boss noted that they will do all they could to clean the image of the country as far as corruption is concerned. He also commended the media to continue the good work they have been doing in the fight against corruption.
Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is a right-based public social-policy advocacy organization. They drew attention to the responsibility of duty-bearers to uphold human rights, and seek to support right-holders to claim their rights.