Liberia: Council of Patriots 'Makes' Financial Report to 'Supporters'

Council of Patriots say their short-term demands include the immediate dismissal and prosecution of Tweah (left) and Patray (right)

Monrovia — It seems the Council of Patriots (COP) has heeded to calls from most of its detractors, to make full accountability of the funds they received to host the June 7 #SavetheState protest.

According to Mr. Henry Pedro Costa, the main brain behind the planning of the protest and one of two spokespersons for the COP, they raised the total amount of US$11,435 and L$111,950 from their supporters.

Costa disclosed that he was the biggest contributor to the fund in the amount of US$2,000.

Giving the breakdown of how the funds were expended on his Costa Show on Roots FM, Friday, June 14, Costa stated that they spent the total amount of US$9,685 and L$75,000.

According to the financial report, copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, the area that received the biggest spending were Media & Publicity, US$2,500, Meetings and Communications, US$1,200 and Flatbed trucks rental, US$1,050.

The area that received the lowest spending is the Communication. It got just US$60. At least six categories on the financial report got money that fall between US$500 to US$550.

When Costa got off the air on Friday, he told this newspaper: "We believe in transparency and accountability and because of that we are publishing what we collected in donations and spent." He then thanked all who donated to the cause.

Post Views: 5

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: FrontPageAfrica

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.