MONROVIA: The Cummings Africa Foundation (CAF), says it has read with dismay Reports that CAF has received U$ 100,000.00 as grant for the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Liberia.
In a prepared statement, CAF also described the Reports as “outright lies and propaganda.”
In its reaction, CAF said “the fake report published in the Monday, May 30, 2022 edition of the Independent Newspaper, claimed the US$ 100,000.00 was given by a so-called American businessman, identified only as Sandy Edwards, for the LGBT community in West Africa.”
CAF added that “without any detail as to the date and venue of the fundraising, the newspaper insinuated that the amount was given as “grant to the Liberian based Cummings Africa Foundation Gay Fund, a so-called collective giving and endowment initiative of Foundation for the LGBT communities in West Africa.”
The Cummings Africa Foundation, among others, requested the Management of The INDEPENDENT to retract this erroneous report or face the full consequences of its action.
Cummings Africa Foundation said it has, accordingly “alerted its team of Lawyers on the next course of action as this erroneous report has the propensity to cast a negative aspersion on its work and with serious repercussions on the political future of its co-founder, Mr. Alexander Cummings, who is the prime target of this politically motivated smear campaign.”
On Monday May 30, 2022, this paper reported that Liberia’s newest political and sensational personality who is also Political Leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Benedict Cummings, has been reportedly raising funds (money) for Liberian gays and lesbians’ community.
Multiple reports indicate that a leading American business tycoon, identified as Sandy Edwards, contributed a whopping US$100,000 grant to the Liberian based Cummings Africa Foundation Gay Fund, a collective giving and endowment initiative of Foundation, for the LGBT communities in West Africa.