Like the SLPP led government of late President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabba during his reign as president of Sierra Leone, the Bio’s led Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Government has yet again turned another massive diamond to stone according to a press release from the Office of the Vice President, Dr. Juldeh Jalloh dated 21st May, 2018.
It could be recalled in early May, this year when one Sierra Leonean, Ezekiel Kabba Sumana found a 709 Carat worth Stone, widely believed to be a diamond from Sandor Chiefdom in Kono District. The stone, according to the owner, Ezekiel, was tested severally and all the tests results proved that it was indeed a diamond worth 709 Carat.
Unfortunately, the said diamond was brought to the attention of the new SLPP Government, who as per the mining laws is responsible for the sale of such diamonds, has now declared the said diamond as not a diamond but a stone.
This declaration was made on the 21st of May, 2018 during a press conference held at the office of the country’s Vice President in the presence of the owner, members of the National Minerals Agency and members of the media.
In an interview with Ezekiel Kabba Sumana, the owner of the diamond that turned stone, he told this press in tears that the said stone was severally tested before it was brought here in Freetown and the results of all the tests were positive. He said that he was tongue-tied at the turn of event and therefore prays for God’s intervention so that the truth shall prevail.