96 former students of Tamale School take GHc247,000 as allowances

96 former students of Tamale School take GHc247,000 as allowances

Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that 96 former students of Tamale School of Hygiene have been paid GHc247, 108. 95 long after they left school.

According to a report by Citinewsroom.com, this came to light when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament discussed the status of un-recovered monies owed the state as it commenced a series of public hearings into the report of the Auditor General on the public accounts of Ghana for December 31, 2016.

The public hearing focused on the Ministry of Health and its allied institutions, which are the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Central Medical Stores various regional hospitals and health directorates across the country, among others.

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Dr. Nsiah Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) however defended the debt.

He explained that normally, public sector payments are delayed so it may be paid even after one has left school, and be cumulative to the period one was in school.

He added that it is predetermined that within the 12 months, one will be in school for 10 months and receive allowance for the period.

“There might be a delay so by the time one leaves school, government might have delayed for two or three months,” he said.

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