The Chief Medical officer Dr. Kisito Daoh and nine other senior officials of the Ministry of Health were yesterday suspended from duty following Anti-Corruption Commission investigations into the alleged fraud of donor funds.
Also involved in the investigation are two permanent secretaries and the Procurement Manager.
The release from State House reads;
The General Public Is Hereby Informed That The Anti-corruption Commission (acc) Is Investigating Allegations Of Misuse Of Donor Funds Relating To The Gavi Alliance Assisted Health Strengthening “hss” Cash Support To Sierra Leone And Other Corruption Related Complaints Appertaining To The Ministry Of Health And Sanitation.
The Nature And Weight Of The Said Allegations Make It Imperative That Those Involved Should Be Suspended From Office To Preclude Obstruction And Interference With The Conduct Of The Investigations.
Accordingly, His Excellency The President Has Directed That The Undermentioned Officials Of The Ministry Of Health And Sanitation Be Suspended From Office With Immediate Effect: 1.Dr. Kisito Sheku Daoh, Chief Medical Officer 2. Dr. Magnus Ken Gborie, Director of Planning & Information 3.Rev. Dr. Thomas Takpan Samba, Program Manager EPI 4. Dr. Michael Amara, Principal Health Economist 5.Dr. Edward Magbity, Principal M & E Officer 6. Mr. Joseph Tekman Kanu, Snr. Permanent Secretary 7.Mr. Amara Sanimeh Koroma, Principal Accountant – MoHS 8. Mr. Mohammed Kallon Procurement Manager, MoHS 9.Mr. Edward Bai Kamara,Permanent Secretary, MEST, formerly Perm. Sec. of MoHS 10.Osman Bangura, Assistant Accountant, MoHS.