The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Serry Kamal has instructed Secretaries of the Commission of Enquiry to subpoena the former Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning Dr. Bobson Sesay for leasing state land to the School of Technology at Hill Station without going through laid down procedures.
Serry Kamal told the Commission yesterday that the former Minister of Lands should testify before the Commission to clarify how 2.9627 acres of state land at Hill Station was leased to the Science and Technology College without application made to the Survey Division.
Acting Director of Surveys and Lands, Donald Jones told the Commission that the former Minister of Lands instructed a team of land Surveyors comprising of Bob Lucas, JMK Sinnah and Festus George to survey the said land, but the planned survey was not crosschecked and processed by the Survey Division.
Donald Jones tendered the plan of the said land to the Commission and the Minister of Justice questioned the legality of the plan as some of the documents were not corresponding; and that the drawing office number omitted and it bears no date.
Donald Jones further told the Commission that the Survey Division did not process the document of the surveyed land since 2006; and admitted that it is unusual for any construction to be done on a land that has not been surveyed and processed.
Mean while the Finance and Administrative Officer of Plan Sierra Leone Michael Kweku Kuma yesterday appeared with the Organization’s Lawyer Martha Sesay before the Commission of Enquiry.
The Plan Sierra Leone Finance Officer tendered contract documents as a Service Provider for the SABABU project of the Education Ministry; and documents relating to Civil Works including correspondences with Performance Bond Guarantee with Banks for implemented projects in Kailahun.
Kweku informed the Commission that Plan Sierra Leone contracted Cord Aid Sierra Leone and Kardiff to supervise and monitor projects in the Kailahun District; but admitted that the Contractors did not complete some of the projects, but Plan Sierra Leone managed to complete some of them.
By Saidu Bah