March 2021

Sierra Leone:President and First Lady Withdraw over Le30 Billion on Travel Expenditures in 2020

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, and his wife, Fatima Jabbe Bio, collectively withdrew a total of over Le30 billion Leones (more than US$3 million) from the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), the country’s central bank, for alleged travel expenses in fiscal year 2020 alone, …

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Sierra Leone:NASSIT Donates Over Le400 Million in Pension Funds to President’s Wife and Other Groups

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman  On March 7, 2021, The Africanist Press reported how officials in charge of managing Sierra Leone’s retirement pensions and social security benefits could not account for over Le60.9 billion (more than US$6 million) for 2019 alone. A special internal audit into the financial status and …

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Sierra Leone: Le60.9 billion missing in social security and pension funds

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman A special internal audit into the financial status and operational activities of Sierra Leone’s National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), the country’s social security agency, has discovered that officials in charge of managing retirement pensions and issuing social security benefits to workers and their …

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