Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Swedru in the Eastern region, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has reacted to his name being included in a Ghana Education Trust Fund (GetFund) beneficiary list released by the Auditor-General.
The legislator questioned the basis on which his name was added to the list, arguing no tuition fees or living allowances were associated with his name in the list as was the case for ministers and MPs mentioned in the list.
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“If you take a look at the list, my name does not correspond to any tuition fee or living expenses like the rest of the names in the list, so exactly on what basis was I included?”
Addressing the issue in an interview with host Captain Smart on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Tuesday, Mr Nyarko said he could afford his own education in Ghana or anywhere in the world without government support.
“I want to put it on record that I haven’t had any GetFund scholarship to go learn in the University of London. In fact, never in my entire life have I ever gotten a government scholarship to study abroad, by God’s grace I can cater for my education both abroad and home,” he asserted.
Mr Nyarko further noted that, his lawyers will be writing to the Auditor-General to have his name expunged from the list since he has in no way benefited from scholarships awarded by the institution.