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These individuals need to account for ebola funds in Sierra Leone

Here are a list of individuals who received unusually large amounts of ebola funds for which there are no supporting documents, receipts, or expenditure reports as mentioned in the Auditor General’s Ebola Funds Audit. These individuals should assist the AG and the rest of the general public with the documents of how they spent the ebola funds in the interest of public good, transparency and accountability. Other individuals not listed here but mentioned in the report should also assist all of us by providing the necessary documentation of how the monies they recieved were spent.

Charles Mambu, Health For All Coalition (HFAC) received personal cheques in the amount of Le. 360, 900, 000 ($72,180). Of this amount Le 200 million ($40,000) was for sensitization and the remaining Le 160, 900,000 ($32,180) was a loan to HFAC. No loan agreement or details were provided or available. No evidence has been provided to show that HFAC/Charles Mambu has repaid the Ministry.

Duada J. B. Kallon, Member of Parliament representing Constituency 93 in the Goderich area received Le110,640,000 ($22, 128) for sensitization in addition to the Le. 63,000,000 which was already provided to MPs. The Ministry paid Honorable Duada 3 days after he had already received the Le. 63 million ($12,600) for the same work.

Yayah Tunis, ICT Director, Ministry of Health received personal cheques in the amount of Le171,360,000 ($34,272) for adverts on radio and TV for which he has failed to provide the receipts “retirement details” to the various service providers.

Delphine Caulker, Architectural Services Manager, Ministry of Health and Sanitation received Le. 708,442,300 ($141,688.46) for renovations to Lakka Government Hospital for which “neither progress reports nor expenditure returns including invoices, receipts etc. were submitted for audit inspection.”

Dr. Donald Bash-Taqi received a total of Le. 66,600,000 ($13,320) from the Ebola Emergency Account without any supporting documents.

Kawusu Kebbay, Ministry of Health was paid perdiem for 21 days to go to the United Arab Emirates to inspect ambulances being purchased for the ministry. He only spent 8 days in Dubai but he has yet to return $7,546 for the remaining 13 days for which he was given DSA/per diem.