By Landing Ceesay
The Leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Ousainu Darboe has declared his assets to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) worth millions of Dalasi.
The assets include a leased property on 57 Kairaba Avenue acquired in 1975 approximately worth D10,000,000 and an undeveloped plots of land in Kembujeh, Serekundanding, Tanji Batosilokang, Tanji Salanding, Sanyang, Gunjur, Sukuta, Bansang (kongko santu) acquired in 1989, 1986, 1987, 2015, 1999, 2015, 2015, 2021; as well as a 2 living room property in Kotu approximately worth D600, 000. No Property was Acquired Between 2015 To 2020.
The other assets declared by Lawyer Darboe include his Toyota 4 runner acquired in 2016 valued at D850, 000; Toyota Highlander acquired in 2018 valued at D700, 000; Toyota Prado acquired in 2020 valued at D1, 500, 000; Mercedes Benz acquired in 2017 valued at D350, 000; and ford F150 acquired in 2020 valued at D150, 000.
The UDP leader’s bank balance reads as: Trust Bank LTD account current balance is D774, 237. 23; Access LTD account current balance is D6, 555. 06; Guaranty Trust Bank account current balance is D12,403,73; and Bank of America savings account balance is US$11, 942. 56.
Government bonds, Treasury Bills and shares
The assets Darboe declared to IEC also include government bonds, Treasury bills and shares, with his Treasury bills at Trust Bank Limited standing at D19, 200.
The former Vice President also declared office equipment, which include a conference table with 6 office chairs and 12 visitors chairs, a coffee table with 4 chairs, 2 executive desks with 2 chairs and 2 visitor chairs, a set of office furniture with couch, love seat, chair and centre table, a bookshelf, a TV, 2 air conditioners, 4 ceiling fans and 2 wall fans, a refrigerator, a CCTV, a water dispenser and well-stocked Library (legal and non-legal literature).
The UDP leader submitted his assets declaration to the Independent Electoral Commission while filing his documents for his nomination on Monday at the election house in Kanifing.
He challenged his fellows, especially President Barrow, to publicly declare their assets.