Veteran Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Artiste Buju Banton has been denied of starting his own charity society by the Jamaican charity society.
The reasons behind Buju’s rejection comes as a result of his 2012 conviction that saw the “Upside Down” artiste spending 7 of his years behind bars.
The head of the society, Errol Gallimore has stated that the denial of Banton’s request is nothing personal, only a compliance with the rules of the charity society as it does not allow people convicted on serious crimes the ability to have their own foundation.
According to Gallimore, things like Public trust and competence are highly considered and as such, they were not satisfied with the entertainer’s request.
The Gargamel still has an alternative, however, which is to create the foundation under someone else’s name which does not defeat the meaning and the purpose of a charity organization.
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