ICGL Summons Charles Bennie To Prove Allegations

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted July 1, 2004

The International Contact Group on Liberia has summoned Custom Commissioner Charles Bennie to prove the allegation of financial malfeasance he made against NTGL Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant.

According to an invitation to Mr. Bennie, signed by ICGL Co-chairman Ambassador E.K.A. Amoa-Awua, on Monday, 21st June, 2004 Mr. Bennie was quoted by the news media as stating at a public forum that the Ministry of Finance raises US$7 million into government revenue every month, and that is by the Chairman Bryant.

Mr. Bennie was also quoted as saying that Chairman Bryant has been using state resources to promote the presidential ambition of his close friend.

The ICGL said Chairman Bryant has formally written to them requesting the ICGL to meet with Mr. Bennie to substantiate the allegation against Chairman Bryant.

The ICGL is inviting Mr. Bennie to meet with them in the conference room of the office of the Special Representative of the Executive Secretary of ECOWAS.

The group called on Mr. Bennie to bring along the requisite documents that would enable him substantiate his allegation against the NTGL Chairman.

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