In one of the largest precious stone finds ever made worldwide, a clergyman in Sierra Leone has discovered a 706-carat diamond.
And you know what men of God do. Instead of keeping it and buying mansions and Bugattis, he handed it over to the government. Goddamnit!!!
Pastor Emmanuel Momoh discovered the 13th largest Diamond in the world in an artisanal mine in the village of Koyadu in eastern Kono district, Sierra Leone.
A government statement said:
A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening. Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.
The government further added that as per the pastor’s wishes, the Diamond will be sold in Sierra Leone in a bidding process to benefit local communities instead of being sold out of the country.
Sierra leone is notorious for blood diamonds also known as red diamonds. Blood diamonds is a term used for a diamonds mined in a war zone and sold to finance a multinational corporation, an army’s war efforts, or a warlord’s activity. The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas.
It is said that diamonds can be found in about a quarter of Sierra Leone’s total land but the country which has a population of about six million people still remains one of the world’s five poorest nations in the world.