Following deliberations of the Plenary, it was observed that there were delays in implementing the recommendations of the MER due in part to the conduct of national elections and the subsequent change of Government in the country. Member States expressed the need to assist Sierra Leone in her efforts to expedite the implementation of the MER  recommendations. Sierra Leone was given a time frame of six (6) months to conclude concrete and practical issues that will enhance the  implementation of the recommendations.  In August 2008, the Director-General of GIABA made a follow-up visit to Sierra Leone and discussed with members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on money laundering progress

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