By Dr Doma
Over twenty months have passed since President Bio took the controversial step of unconstitutionally sacking the Auditor General of Sierra Leone, Lara Taylor Pearce.
Her dismissal came in the wake of the publication of a damning report highlighting serious financial mismanagement and misappropriation of public funds within State House and various government ministries.
But as time has passed, the question lingers: Where is Lara Taylor Pearce now, and what’s happening with her case?
Rather than addressing the allegations of financial misconduct with the gravity they deserved, President Bio opted to replace Lara Taylor Pearce with a seemingly less qualified individual, raising concerns about political motivations behind the decision.
Furthermore, the President established a committee of Judges to investigate allegations of impropriety and professional misconduct purportedly committed by Lara Taylor- Pearce.
However, after nearly two years of investigation, there has been no concrete evidence to implicate Lara Taylor Pearce.
This raises questions about the legitimacy of the claims against her and the motives behind her sudden removal from the position of Auditor General.
The absence of concrete findings by the committee investigating Lara Tayor-Pearce’s alleged improprieties calls into question the entire process. It appears the allegations against her were either unfounded or that the evidence, if it ever existed, has not been substantiated.
This leaves observers wondering whether the investigation was truly intended to uncover wrongdoing or if it was merely a means to tarnish the reputation of a dedicated public servant.