Sierra Leone’s Government Should Resolve Issues Regarding Mismanagement Of Ebola Response, Recovery Funds
Al Jazeera: Why Ebola survivors are suing Sierra Leone
Yusuf Kabba, president of the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors
“…[The Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES)] … recently announced its intention to join a lawsuit against the government of Sierra Leone in an international court for the mismanagement of the Ebola response and recovery effort, which led to more infections and unnecessary human suffering. … [W]e believe that [Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio] must determine who stole the Ebola funds, hold any perpetrators accountable through criminal penalties, and take steps to ensure that any stolen funds are returned to the government of Sierra Leone. … Sierra Leone should undertake a comprehensive review of what happened during and after the Ebola outbreak, using internationally recognized financial reporting standards. The findings of this review should be made public so we can all understand what happened over the last four years and take the necessary steps to fix it. … We all must hold our governments to higher standards to ensure they allocate donations and funds appropriately during moments of crisis…” (7/24).