Shaggy and Friends Foundation achieved its $100-million target following the staging of their biennial fund-raising concert at King’s House on January 6.

Shaggy made the announcement at a handing-over ceremony at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston in St Andrew yesterday.

While thanking the donors and sponsors as well as the patrons who helped to make the target a reality, Shaggy was nevertheless not pleased with what he called the “ridiculous expenses” associated with the event’s staging which amounted to $50 million.

“The good news is that we made the $100 million. The bad news is that our expenses were ridiculous. I want to just point out a bunch of things here. People fi know seh charity, yuh see da word deh charity… is a big word. When we come to people and we ask them to do things, people we have asked to do things for several concerts and then their bill comes in three and four times what it should be … it kinda raise a red flag fi me. We had over $50 million worth of expenditure for the show… that is a lot,” he told those gathered at the event.

Certain government agencies were singled out for their charges which contributed to the expense bill.

(www.jamaicaobserver.com)

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