Another West African official with Dual Citizenship caught in Corruption

By Michael Harrington |

WEST AFRICA — Having a dual citizenship supposed to be a blessing for African nations, but it seems several West African nationals with either U.S., European, Australian or Canadian citizenship are doing the opposite when they form part of the governments in their respective native countries.

On Monday, Sierra Leone president was compelled to address abandoned Hajj pilgrims because three of his government officials corrupted the funds set aside to facilitate the pilgrims into personal use.

Sources say the two corrupt officials wire the funds overseas into their personal accounts.

Authorities say the Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption commission has asserted that three senior government officials and two special assistants have been dismissed for allegedly selling government funds intended to assist poor people to make this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.