Guinea: ex-prime minister angry at junta's decision to raze his house

Guinea: ex-prime minister angry at junta’s decision to raze his house

Former Guinean Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo expressed his displeasure against military authorities who decided to destroy his private residence.

Military leaders in Guinea said they were targeting irregularly acquired state property and sub-standard buildings.

Last month they ordered Mr Diallo to leave the residence, but the former prime minister challenged the decision, saying it was his private property, having bought it from the state in 2005.

However, government spokesman Ousmane Gaoual Diallo said the move was part of urgent reconstruction programs.

“We must advance. This does not prevent justice taking its course,” the AFP news agency quotes Mr Diallo as saying, in reference to appeals against the move.

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