Footballer Drogba’s foundation, the Drogba Foundation, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast has been defending its record in the face of a report in a UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, that donations have been misused.
BBC visited the foundation’s offices this morning and met staff members angry that they had not been contacted by the newspaper.
The charity’s coordinator Alfred Zebi said they never had a chance to give their side of the story. They presented the charity’s accounts and photographs of its projects.
The charity was criticised for a lack of progress in constructing a hospital. However, Mr Zebi said the foundation’s hospital is not yet open because they are waiting for authorisation from the government.
The ministry of health visited last month but the charity needs to make some changes before the official opening.