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.
Source: Globe Afrique Media