Your trusted place for Sierra Leone and global news
HomeFeaturedMinister flip flops over missing Le 880 million

Minister flip flops over missing Le 880 million

Minister flip flops over missing Le 880 million

The Minister of Works then Trades Ministry, Alimamy Pepito Koroma, has told sections of the media that a sum totaling Le 880 million meant for the construction of an ‘ultra modern market’ was longed passed on to the Freetown City Council (FCC).

That the amount was under his control, but was given management of the FCC, who claimed are charged with the responsibility of the maintenance and construction of markets inFreetown.

He made this disclosure while addressing a number of journalists at the usual weekly press briefing at the conference room of the Ministry of Information.

In his confessions, the Minister, Alimamy Pepito Koroma said the Le 880 million offered the government of Sierra Leone by Milestone Company, to his knowledge, was under in his custody as he acts as the Minister of Trades.

He said further that the amount was never presented to President Koroma as said by a certain newspaper, but to him as a person.

“The cheque,” he said, “was presented to me and not President Koroma as alleged by a local tabloid.”

He said however that up until the time of his handing of office as Trades Minister, the Le 880 million was in account of the ministry, and formed part of his handing over note.

He further said however that the Freetown City Council later asked for the money, thus delightful taking the onus to carry out the construction of the market as, according to them, it formed party of their policies.

That it was then that the said amount was passed on to management of Freetown City Council for continuance of the construction of the ultra modern market project.

Sierra Express has evidence in picture when President Koroma was receiving the Le 880 million cheque presented him by the CEO of Milestone Company, Nissim Leddy.

And it is not true that the existing Minister of Works, Alimamy Pepito Koroma, directly received the Le 880 million from management of Milestone Company.

Sierra Express discharges the statement of the Minister Alimamy P. Koroma as woeful lies, and challenges publishing snapshots showing President Koroma as he receives the said cheque at his office at State House.

Mohamed Kabbah Turay

Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news! 

© 2011, https:. All rights reserved.

Share With:
Rate This Article
No Comments

Leave A Comment