The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has told the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, that his outfit is not responsible for the list of beneficiaries of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) captured in its performance audit report.
Mr. Domelevo instead urged Mr. Nyarko to take up any grievances he had with GETFund.
The Akim Swedru legislator on Monday threatened to sue the Auditor-General if his name was not retracted from the list of beneficiaries of the GETFund scholarship.
He claimed he never benefitted from a GETFund scholarship to study abroad.
But Mr. Domelevo noted in a letter to the legislator that “every information or name that is contained in the performance audit report on GETFund came from GETFund, the audited entity.”
He also said his office had “no malice or bias towards any individuals named as a beneficiary from GETFund in our audit report.”
Find below Mr. Domelevo’s letter
What the report said
The performance audit report said the GETFund Secretariat “breached the object of the fund and administered the scholarship themselves.”
The report also said, “GETFund did not establish any systems, policies and procedures to ensure the economic, efficient and effective use of public funds.”
The Auditor-General concluded that the failings of the GETFund led to brilliant but needy students being deprived of scholarship in favour of politicians in some cases.
According to the GETFund’s Annual Reports from 2012 to 2018, the secretariat spent GHS425,698,937 on scholarships on 3,112 beneficiaries out of which 2,217 persons were unlawfully granted scholarships to study abroad.