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General News of Thursday, 15 June 2017


BNI storms Tepa Midwifery College: accountant mysteriously disappears

It was like a well planned movie when the accountant of the Tepa Nursing and Midwifery College, Asamoah Richard mysteriously disappeared from the school’s washroom when officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) stormed the school on Wednesday to extend an invitation to him.

Even though the Principal of the college had not reported to work, her accountant was around but he could not be traced after reports suggested he excused himself to use the washroom moments before the arrival of BNI officials to serve them invitation letters separately from what the police had earlier given.

It is not known if someone snitched Mr Asamaoh about the presence of the security operative but sources say he was spotted moments earlier entering the washroom prior to the arrival of the BNI but when they inquired about his whereabouts, colleagues scouted everywhere with the hope of finding him to no avail.

The Principal of the college, Victoria Amoah and her accountant Asamoah Richard allegedly used fake receipts and invoices to milk resources of the health institution during admissions every year to the tune of GH¢ 9,247,800.

Investigations have uncovered irregularities in admissions and financial transactions at the College which among others include shady deals in fuel administration by the management, which is draining the state of huge sums of money into private pockets.

Ministry of Health payment vouchers showed that the Principal spent GH¢29,150 as travel expenses for herself and her driver.

The figure excludes the cost of fuel for three official trips to Accra. A journey to Accra by Madam Amoah and her driver on January 5, 2016, to collect scratch cards for the institution cost GH¢19,450 minus fuel.

On another payment voucher, expenses for similar day’s journey to Accra by the Principal on January 13, 2016, were quoted at GH¢6,700 besides fuel.

Other visits captured featured GH¢3,000 as personal expenses to Accra.

Hundreds of fake receipts issued to cover a non-refundable interview and result verification fees paid by applicants between 2012 and 2016 were also discovered in the investigation.

Students of the College have been demanding answers for the whereabouts of over GH¢52,000 they paid as matriculation fees over five years.