Though Sierra Leone needs to do more in its ranking in the Millennium Challenge Corporation Scorecard (MCC) report that looks into government performance, President Bio’s radical and fearless approach to the fight against corruption has earned his government international credibility.
This follows the country’s latest ranking in the MCC scorecard report that ranked the government high in corruption control just after seventeen months in office.
According to the MMC scorecard Report 2020, the country’s grade in the control of corruption now stands at 81% moving two places upwards from its 79% ranking last year.
Initiators of the US based MCC scorecard says, is the best performance the country had ever scored on the MCC scorecard since it was created some sixteen years ago.
This outstanding achievement by the president Bio led Sierra Leone People’s Party stemmed from the recoveries of stolen monies from past government officials by the Anti Corruption Commission coupled with the unimpeded investigations of the former president Koroma led APC regime by the Justice Biobele led Commissions of Inquiry.
In just two years of assuming office, his government through the anti graft agency has recovered stolen monies amounting to hundreds of millions of Leones and millions of United States Dollars from past officials who served in the Ernest Koroma led APC government that was subject of the Commission of Inquiry.
Despite external pressures, President Bio has taken action on the findings of the Inquiry with the released White Paper ordering all Persons of Interest including former president Ernest Koroma found wanting by the Commission of Inquiry to refund all monies swindled while in office within 90 days of publication of the White Paper.
The White Paper which was published in September this year also recommends seizure of assets belonging to past government officials categorized as unexplained wealth by the Commission.
To further demonstrate his impartiality in fighting graft, and also prove to the outside world that there is no sacred cow, President Bio has suspended all officials serving in his government named in the White Paper.