According to Kamarainba, when he entered politics five years ago, he declared his brand of politics as ‘Politics of Truth’ and vowed to set an example for others to follow starting with the declaration of his assets to the general public few months to the March 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In order to promote transparency in Sierra Leone’s political dispensation in line with the Citizens’ Manifesto developed by the Standing Together for Democracy Consortium, Kamarainba said it was very important that those occupying high public offices disclose their financial status to the public.
He said the first ‘testament’ of his government should the ADP win the forthcoming elections will be to tackle public service corruption and that everyone appointed to high positions of public trust such as Cabinet and heads of public corporations will be required to declare their assets publicly, not as part of a confirmation but as a matter of policy.
“My government will also accord high priority to the formulation and passage into law a National Code of Conduct which all public servants will be subjected to.” Kamarainba stated. He called on all presidential and parliamentary candidates to consider in their own interest to do the same.
Breaking down his riches, Kamarainba said he has five houses in the United States of America, one at 76th Court, Hyattsville, Maryland valued $330,000.00, another at 98th Avenue, Lanham, Maryland valued $380,000.00, another at Watson Drive, Stone Mountain, GA valued $265,000.00, another at Metzerott Road, Adelphia, Maryland valued $165,000.00 and another at Metzerott Road, Adelphia, Maryland valued $145,000.00 respectively.
In addition, the ADP chief said he owned two other houses in Sierra Leone, one at Tucker Drive, Goderich, Western Area valued $210,000 and the other at John Kelly Street, Koidu Town valued $43,000. More to these riches, Kamarainba said he owned six vehicles all valued $123,000.
The asset declaration also shows that Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has US$59,380.67 in his personal checking account and US$11,906.36 in his savings account both at the Bank of America, USA, whiles other accounts include Wells Fargo Bank, USA $141,600.28, Retirement Savings 403B, Wells Fargo Bank $68,567.80, Commerce and Mortgage Bank (SL) PLC USD Account # 21011092207: Balance $30,018.00
SLL Account # 21011130109: Balance Le350,272.170 ($48,000).
Kamarainba’s cash in hand as at yesterday press conference was $31,000 and Le50 Million.
Congratulating the ADP leader for what he described as “such a landmark accomplishment”, Andrew Lavali of Standing Together for Democracy Consortium said Kamarainba’s public declaration is a step in the right direction. He said should all politicians in Sierra Leone copy Kamaraimba’s footstep and declare their assets publicly, Sierra Leone will be a develop country in no time.