Former Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee Yalley, is of the view that scholarships awarded to some government appointees are in the right direction.
A performance audit report from the Auditor-General on GetFund’s administration of scholarships revealed that some politicians and other influential people in Ghana benefitted from the scheme.
Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Procurement Minister and Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo, as well as the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Prince Hamidu Armah were listed to have all benefited from the scheme.
These individuals, despite their comments on why the various scholarships, have been criticised for taking up scholarships meant for needy but brilliant students.
However, to Mr Yalley, there is nothing wrong with the scholarships because the individuals involved went to learn to enrich the resources of Ghana.
Speaking on Adom TV’s Badwam, Tuesday, Mr Yalley said any attempt to blow the issue out of the moon was much ado about nothing.
He said he will condemn an attempt to politicise the awards of scholarships to politicians because he finds it useless.