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General News of Thursday, 29 August 2019

Source: theghanareport.com

Special Prosecutor to ‘grill’ GETFund boss, Scholarship Secretariat Registrar on corruption allegations

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has invited the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat and the Administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to assist with investigations into alleged acts involving the use of public office for private benefit.

The two officials, Kingsley Agyemang, registrar, and Richard Boadu, the administrator are reported to have used their positions for private benefit.

A statement signed by the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu indicated that the two are being brought in for questioning “for a full investigation into possible use of public office for private profit or benefit in the award of scholarships to needy students have been issued.”

“You are accordingly being invited as the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat or and therefore its Chief Executive Officer/the Administrator of the GETFund Secretariat to assist in the investigations in pursuance of sections 29 and 73 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and Regulation 10 of the Office of the Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L.I. 2374),” the letter made available to The Ghana Report reads.

Both officials are to report on September 3, 2019 and August 28, 2019 with all information and documents, including relevant minutes of the board relating to the award of scholarships, in particular for tertiary education in Ghana and outside, where applicable.