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Wesseh Raises Red Flag Over Presidentís Donation To PUL
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Wesseh Raises Red Flag Over President’s Donation To PUL
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe, LINA

MONROVIA, October 12 (LINA) -The Managing Editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, Philip N. Wesseh, has raised a red flag over the US$100, 000 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf donated to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) some six years ago.

President Sirleaf made the donation to the administration of George Barpean as a contribution to the PUL Headquarters construction project.

Wesseh said it was important that the PUL leadership accounts for the money and make it available to be used for the intended purpose as there is a dire need for the Union to have its own headquarters after 50 years of existence.

Speaking to the UNMIL Radio talk show “Coffee Break” Monday via mobile phone, Wesseh warned that the prolonged delay in the use of the money has the propensity to create credibility problem for the Union and bring it to public ridicule.

When contacted Monday, the President of the PUL, Abdullai Kamara, told the Liberia News Agency that “technically the money is not missing”, and that efforts are being made to get it from where it is.

Kamara attributed the delay in the use of the money to the fact that he former president of the PUL, Peter Quaqua, challenged the authority of his predecessor George Barpean in court for contracting a construction firm to implement the project when his term was over.

Kamara said his administration was doing everything possible through the Union’s lawyer to resolve the matter, adding that it was difficult for the PUL to have access to the money when the case is in court.
LINA HVW/TSS/PTK

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