Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan assures that the efficiency of spending every money of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund will be under strong control.
Armenia PM challenges Serj Tankian, Kim Kardashian and Alexis Ohanian
STEPANAKERT, NOVEMBER 29, ARTSAKHPRESS: “Before coming here I studied certain statistics. Since the foundation of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund, 635 kilometers of road have been constructed, apartments have been built for 970 families, 585 kilometers of water pipeline have been constructed, 364 schools have been built, reconstructed or renovated, 75 medical facilities have been built or renovated, 115 greenhouses, 173 educational, scientific and cultural programs have been implemented thanks to its funds. This is what Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said.
“You remember that I am a journalist, and then I became a Member of Parliament representing the political opposition, and I like to ask questions. I asked myself how much money Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has collected throughout the past 27 years, and I found out that it has collected about $370,000,000. There have also been non-monetary donations. For 27 years, we Armenians have been expecting money from the same circuit. This is a problem, and there has been a certain matter of trust. We need to make a change. We need to make the transition from large donations of a restricted number of people to the logic of small donations by a large number of people,” he stated.
During the Telethon, Pashinyan challenged world famous Armenians Serj Tankian, Kim Kardashian and Alexis Ohanian.
“If 5,000,000 Armenians each donate $200 or $20 or a little more than $20 a month to the Fund, during that one year, we will have $1,250,000,000. The Fund will have three times as much control over the cost-efficiency of each and every penny, and we will rule out any misuse of funds. Today I visited the Fund’s website and set the regulation to have AMD 10,000 be donated to the Fund every month.
"Dear Serj, you have a challenge to enter himnadram.org and do so that every month 21 USD will be transferred to the Fund from your card. The second one is Kim Kardashian. Dear Kim, I don’t know whether you hear me now or not, but I hope you will get informed. Please, visit himnadram.org and do so that every month 22 USD will be transferred from your card to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. And the third one is Alexis Ohanian. Dear Alexis, I don’t know whether you now follow the live broadcast or not, but I am convinced that you will get this message. I send a challenge to you to visit himnadram.org and make so that every month 23 USD will be transferred to the Hayastan All Armenian Fund from your card. But it’s very important that you do this process publicly and send in your turn a challenge to three other Armenians you know. And in general, all those who will take this step, invite three more Armenians to do the same. It’s very important for us to make this process engaging,” PM Nikol Pashinyan said.