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Collect GETFund money from Napo, Adwoa Safo, others and give to Student Loan Trust Fund – Economic Fighters League

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The Economic Fighters League has condemned the appropriation of scholarship funds from the GETFund meant for poor and needy students in Ghana. The League said the scandal is another proof of “the system’s treachery to the people”.

The Economic Fighters League has condemned the appropriation of scholarship funds from the GETFund meant for poor and needy students in Ghana. The League said the scandal is another proof of “the system’s treachery to the people”.

In a press statement signed by the Fighter-General Hardi Yakubu, the Fighters said the Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Procurement Sarah Adwoa Safo and other high ranking individuals should be made to refund the money they received in scholarships to attend courses in foreign universities.

These revelations were contained in the Auditor-General’s Report, which looked into activities of the Ghana Education Trust Fund from 2012 to 2018. The report documents various infractions including awarding scholarships to unqualified people, running a scholarship scheme without any criteria, disregarding the GETFund Act and wasting money on MPs, Ministers, Lecturers, media gurus etc.

According to the Fighters, the salaries and emoluments of these beneficiaries are enough to pay for scholarships for many poor people but instead they chose to “rob from the people”. They therefore called for the money taken by them to be refunded so that it can be used to make disbursements to needy students under the Student Loan Trust Fund, whose beneficiaries have been complaining over delays in the disbursement of their loans. In January, they threatened to go on demonstration if their money was not paid, citing untold hardship brought about by the delays.

The Fighters therefore believe that paying them with the refunds will be a major relief for the students.

Source: https://www.nsempii.com/collect-getfund-money-from-napo-adwoa-safo-others-and-give-to-student-loan-trust-fund-economic-fighters-league/

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