May 27, 2015
Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Shollay Davies, Friday 22 May signed a contract for the construction of a multipurpose ultra-modern headquarters at Tower Hill in Freetown.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at the current ACC offices on Gloucester Street, Mr. Davies emphasized that he was very passionate about the project and called on Gouji to do their best in ensuring that the edifice meets the required standard.
He congratulated Gouji and maintained that he was satisfied with the company, as they have fully complied with all the criteria, noting that he would work closely with the contractors to ensure the project was completed within the specified time.
He disclosed that funds for the building are wholly provided by the Government of Sierra Leone, which was a marked demonstration of the latter’s commitment to the fight against corruption in the country.
Project Manager of IDEAS consultants, Jenner Forde, acknowledged that Gouji Constructions had gone through a very rigorous, competitive and transparent process, and that he was satisfied with the outcome.
He assured the ACC of quality work, without bending the rules since they would want to see value for money enforced.
In his statement, head of Gouji Constructions, Shi Feng Liang, expressed delight for the opportunity given them to build the ACC headquarters. He said Gouji had been working in Sierra Leone for the past ten years and maintained its reputation of producing quality work. He assured the ACC that the construction would be completed within record time and would be of very high standard.
Also, the ACC Deputy Commissioner and head of Gouji signed an integrity pact in order to observe clean and sound business practices devoid of corruption. Integrity pact is an anti-corruption measure that seeks to enhance quality service delivery.
The site will be handed over to the contractors before 5 June and construction work will commence immediately. The project duration is eighteen (18) months, meaning the construction work will be completed by November 2016.
Currently, the commission’s headquarters is housed in rented premises at 3 Gloucester Street and Lotto Building, Tower Hill, Freetown, respectively.