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Search for Common Ground to account for 1.2m Euros

By Samuel J. Kargbo

Search for Common Ground have been told to account for the sum of 1.2million euro which official are unable to provide proper documentation for.

The order was made last Friday by the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Special Select Committee, set up by Parliament to investigate international non-governmental organizations operating in the country.

According to Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Claude Kamanda,  the Committee is not meant to witch-hunt any official or organisation, but has a sacred mandate to enquire into how funds solicited on behalf of the government for the people of the country are utilised.

He told officials of Search for Common Ground avail to the Committee all financial documents of their activities spanning from 2010 to 2014 during their next appearance, and that failure to do so would leave the Committee with no option but to impose punitive measures.

Meanwhile, officials of the organisation are expected to answer the many queries raised by lawmakers with regards the financial management of donor funds allocated to them during the aforementioned period.