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General News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020


It’s a big gaffe, I never had any GETFund scholarship – Kennedy Nyarko cries out

Deputy Agric Minister, Kennedy Osei Nyarko Deputy Agric Minister, Kennedy Osei Nyarko

Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Swedru and Deputy Minister of Agriculture Kennedy Osei Nyarko has rejected the performance audit report of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) scholarship that has cited him as having been a beneficiary of scholarship.

Hon. Nyarko is said to have received the scholarship to study at the SOAS University of London for a Certificate in Environmental.

But Mr Nyarko has hit back denying that he was ever granted such a scholarship.

“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.

This is a big gaffe coming from the Auditor General,” he lashed out.

The performance audit report has listed a number of high-ranking government officials including the Minister of State in Charge of Procurement Sarah Adwoa Safo who applied and obtained $12,800 in allowances with $17,004 in tuition fees to study at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Another person captured in the list is the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Prince Hamidu Armah also received £38,400 for living expense in addition to £33,000 for tuition fees, While Education minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who listed at number 38, is receiving $12,800 for living expenses and $11,200 as tuition fees at security course at Harvard University.