Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Widespread corruption and mismanagement are revealed in a confidential presidential audit in Sierra Leone obtained by the BBC. It catalogues grave inadequacies in key areas such as health care, tax collection and the security services.

One arm of government is alleged to have lent more than $1 million (£480,000) to an unspecified recipient in the few months before the recent handover of power.
At one ministry, a project worth almost $500,000 was apparently financed by an international donor - but the money never reached the intended recipients.
The Sierra Leonean Ministry of Agriculture is described as having "almost zero productivity" at the lower levels of employment.

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