PNS 10 Investigative: Ted Turner
Posted April 10, 2008 10:05 MT
Turner, Gates and Buffet in Africa?
LOGAN, Utah-- Ted Turner and Warren Buffet partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help Africans in need. Turner and the Gates were seen getting off a private jet in Africa on Wednesday. While in Africa they met with local officials to discuss bringing health supplies and education to the area. The group is also working closely with the World Health Organization.
The partnership is hoping to join their efforts together to make a bigger impact. Bill Gates said, “we want to do the most good with the most dollars, it’s not about out bidding.” Bill is optimistic about the partnership purposed by Turner. “It’s very encouraging,” Gates said.
An African mayor, Malik Ok, who met with Bill, Melinda and Ted while they were in Africa said, “I like their approach because they want to give it [health supplies] to us and teach us so once they are gone we can keep using them.” While contributions in the past have been helpful Ok commented that once organizations leave the people tend to slip back into old habits.