The former Minister of Lands and the Environment, Diana Finda Konomanyi owns three houses valued at Le18,453,000 (Eighteen billion, four hundred and fifty three million) according to Christopher Campbell, a Property Valuer at the Commission of Inquiry. Campbell testified before Commissioner Biobele Georgewill on Monday 18 November 2019, at the former Special Court Compound. According to the Valuer, he and representatives from the Office of National Security and the Sierra Leone Police visited the former Minister’s houses in Kono, Adonkia and Tokeh. The witness said the Kono property’s perimeter fence is worth $60,000 USD. He mentioned that the value of the house is $90,000 USD. Campbell said the house in Adonkia is a multi-complex dwelling valued at $800,000 USD, with a back house that is worth $245,000 USD. He added the value of the land in Adonkia is $100,000 USD. The former Minister’s property in Tokeh has two multi-storey buildings, with the main building valued at $312,500 USD and the second building worth $225,000 USD.
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During cross-examination by Counsel for the Person of Interest, Ady Macauley, the witness said he was only asked to do the valuation and take into consideration the location of the property. The Head of Licences at the Road Safety Authority, Jusu, told the Commission Konomanyi has eight cars, based on their records, but no valuation was performed. Commissioner Georgewill started the investigations into assets of the previous government officials after earlier probing their office activities.
By Mohamed J. Bah
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