- Pastor Emmanuel Momoh recently brought the 709-carat precious stone to Sierra Leon's capital city, Freetown, in readiness for its auction next month
-The highly valued stone, which is being considered as one of the world's 13th largest rough diamonds, was discovered by Pastor Momoh's workers in the eastern Kono district
- It is not yet clear how much it will fetch, though experts say it could be worth over N11.9 billion (US$ 40 million). Here is where the pastor plans to take the many dollars
The man of God who recently discovered one of the world's largest rough diamonds in Sierra Leon's eastern Kono district has unveiled his plans once the precious stone is sold.
Pastor Emmanuel Momoh last week brought the 709-carat precious stone to the capital, Freetown, in readiness for its auction next month.
The diamond was reportedly discovered by the pastor's workers in some tiny village in eastern Kono district. The man of God has an action plan already in place and only waiting for the dollars.
" First and foremost, I will have to give my tithes. I promised God. I know that God still has a plan for me," says Pastor Momoh.
After he is done with tithes, he is pledging to build a brand new school and state-of-the-art bridge in the village where the precious stone was discovered.
"W have to make a bridge, we have to build a school, and we have to improve the lives of the people," he says, adding that he will also build a "magnificent church".
These revelations come even as President Ernest Bai Koroma appear to assure Sierra Leoneans that they will all benefit from the extraordinary discovery.
It's still not yet clear how much the diamond is going to fetch. However, considering that a 813-carat stone was sold for N18.8 billion (US$63 million) at a closed auction in London, one would expect that Pastor Momoh's precious stone will fetch not less than N11.9 billion (US$ 40 million).
The diamond is considered as the 13th largest rough diamonds ever to be found in the world.
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