Thursday December 1, 2005
The Special Appeal Fund set up by COCORIOKO yesterday for assistance to offset the medical bills of the Editor of the FOR DI PEOPLE newspaper in Freetown , Paul Kamara, rose to U.S. $ 700 yesterday , with pledges of $200 each from former Member of Parliament, Mr. Dauda Tombo Bangura and the Editor of the PATRIOTIC VANGUARD in Canada , Mr. Gibril Gbanabome Koroma.
Yesterday, the COCORIOKO Editor , Rev. Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , with a personal pledge of $ 100 , opened the Appeal Fund . Minutes after the appeal was published, Mr. Moijue KaiKai of the United Kingdom pledged 50 British Pounds ( Which we are estimating to be U.S. $ 100 ) and Mr Shyk Tunis of the U.S. followed with an $ 100 pledge.
If after 2 pm tomorrow, no other person volunteers to handle the banking aspect, COCORIOKO will set up the account at the Bank of America or the Wachovia Bank in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
We want to express our sincere thanks to all who have responded so far