The Minister of Energy-assign, Matthew Opoku Prempeh says he doesn’t lament profiting by the GETFund Scholarship preceding turning into an administration deputy.
He offered this comment when he showed up before the Vetting Committee of Parliament on Friday, February 12, 2021.
“Individuals from this House [Parliament] access grants from GETFund . Indeed, even on that specific course [in 2016]. I went with somebody on the Majority side [at the time.] I don’t think twice about it, it wasn’t accomplished for just me and on the off chance that I get a similar chance, I will do it once more.”
This is in sharp difference with what he said when his name along with that of the then Procurement Minister; Sarah Adwoa Safo and the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment; Prince Hamidu Armah were recorded as grant recipients of the plan in a presentation review report from the Auditor-General.
The Minister in an explanation depicted this case as “bogus and determined to cause humiliation and public derision.”
He further explained that he was just a “beneficiary of GETFund grant in 2014 to partake in a 3-week endorsement program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.”
The Auditor-General eventually prosecuted the GETFund for breaking its command and “wrongfully” financing unfamiliar grants.
The exhibition review report said the GETFund Secretariat “penetrated the object of the asset and directed the actual grant.”
The report likewise said, “GETFund didn’t build up any frameworks, approaches and methodology to guarantee the financial, proficient and viable utilization of public assets.”
The Auditor-General inferred that the failings of the GETFund prompted splendid however destitute understudies being denied of grant for lawmakers now and again.