GETFund scandal: Media wants to smear my reputation - Adwoa Safo

GETFund scandal: Media wants to smear my reputation - Adwoa Safo

- Adwoa Safo has reacted to her involvement in the GETfund scandal

- The MP for Dome Kwabenya says the scholarship help her serve the people of Ghana well

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Deputy Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has corrected what she calls the false impression being created by the media about her regarding her receiving a Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) scholarship.

According to the Minister of State in charge of public procurement, she was awarded the scholarship for a training programme at the Harvard Kennedy School to improve herself and also benefit the country.

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya says the publication of the media on the GETFund matter on Monday, February 24, 2020, “smacks of an attempt to smear” her reputation.

She noted in a letter that the account of the media on the GETFund scholarship awarded her is erroneous.

[The media publication] smacks of an attempt to smear my reputation as a Member of Parliament and Minister of State and box me into a self-serving public official.

The Deputy Majority Leader of Parliament also indicated that the purpose of receiving the GETFund support, “was to attend a programme at the Harvard Kennedy School to enable me to serve my constituents, parliament and nation better” and urged the public to “disregard the said publication and treat it with the contempt it deserves.”

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Adwoa Safo and other appointees in the Akufo-Addo administration have been named by the Auditor-General’s report as beneficiaries of the GETFund scholarship at the expense of the brilliant but needy students.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised the people of the Oti Region the NPP administration will construct a university in the area in its second term if given the opportunity and mandate.

“If God permits and we win the next elections, we will put in place structures to establish a university here as well,” Akufo-Addo said at a durbar in Jasikan on Monday, February 17, 2020.

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