|Diamond Miners in Kono, Sierra Leone|
It was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on March 15 by a local chief and is now being stored in the country's central bank.
According to the same statement on the official website, “President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country. He underscored the importance of selling such a diamond here as it will clearly give the owners what is due them and benefit the country as a whole. The president assured that the selling process would be transparent and to the highest bidder”.