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General News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Ignore claims I’m a beneficiary of GETFund scholarship – John Jinapor

John Jinapor, Former deputy Power Minister John Jinapor, Former deputy Power Minister

Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, John Jinapor has refuted claims alleging that he benefited from GETFund scholarship to study Master in Oil and Gas Accounting at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland.

According to him, he never attended the Robert Gordon University.

In a Facebook post he said “Ignore the false and spurious claims by the NPP that I'm a beneficiary of GETFund scholarship. I am not and I have never attended the said Robert Gordon University.”

His comment comes on the back of a document purported to be a list of NDC beneficiaries of the GETFund scholarship in circulation on social media.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Kennedy Osei Nyarko has threatened to take legal action against the Auditor-General if he does not clear his name from the list of beneficiaries of the GETFund scholarship.

The deputy minister who is also the MP for Akim Swedru said: "If I can personally sponsor for the education of peoples wards both local and abroad to further their education from my own personal resources how much more will it be difficult to sponsor my own education.”

According to him, "this is a big gaffe coming from the Auditor General”.

The audit report stated that MP received a scholarship to attend the SOAS University of London, UK despite the fact that the cost was not stated.