The President of Sierra Leone, Dr Julius Maada Bio, has reappointed 2022 Tutu Fellow Francis Ben Kaifala  to serve another five years as Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone. The reappointment was made on 29 June 2023.  Within his first five years, Francis saw remarkable gains in the fight against corruption.

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone is an independent institution that was established to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and punish those who are involved in corruption. Established in 2000, they also lead the fight against corruption through public education.

The first five year-tenure by Francis saw Sierra Leone record unprecedented progress in local and international corruption perception indexes and surveys.  These include the Millennium Challenge Corporation Scorecard;  the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index; the Afro-Barometer Report; the Public Financial Management Consortium National Corruption Perception Survey Report, and others. Under his leadership, the ACC made a record number of arrests and convictions for corruption and recovered more than 45 billion in local currency, as well as seizing vehicles, houses, and other property.

Francis Ben Kaifala is a lawyer and has won several awards for being an anti-corruption champion. 

News of his reappointment can be read at the Commission's website.

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