The Minister of Health and Sanitation has disclosed that his ministry and the government of Sierra Leone are gravely concerned about the management of Ebola funds by non-governmental organisations, noting that Audit Service Sierra Leone had written an official letter to the World Bank for an explanation as to the management of Ebola funds which were directly under the supervision of the Bank and other agencies.
“I have a letter which was written to World Bank by Audit Service Sierra Leone as to the use of Ebola money by some UN agencies. Sierra Leone got 98m dollars to fight Ebola but most of the money was given to World Food Programme, UNICEF and other UN organizations to fight Ebola. We do not know how these agencies expended the money,” said Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah.
He raised the concern Tuesday May 12 at the conference hall of his ministry in Freetown, insisting that they were keen to know if the World Bank effectively or inefficiently disbursed the sum of US$98 million to UN agencies who were directly involved in the implementation of various Ebola eradication projects.
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