I am ashamed MPs also went for GETFund scholarship – Inusah Fuseini

I am ashamed MPs also went for GETFund scholarship – Inusah Fuseini

- Inusah Fuseini has stated that Members of Parliament (MPs) have no justification whatsoever to benefit from the GETfund scholarships

- He said it is quite shameful for a Member of Parliament to benefit from any GETFund scholarship scheme

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central constituency, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has stated that Members of Parliament (MPs) have no justification whatsoever to benefit from the GETfund scholarships.

According to a report filed by PeaceFMonline, he said it is quite shameful for a member of parliament to benefit from any GETFund scholarship scheme.

He made this statement while speaking in an interview with Maame Biamah Kwafo on Neat FM.

"I am ashamed MPs went for GETFund scholarships . . . I even didn't know that some MPs have applied for a scholarship, it never crossed my mind all these 14 years I've been in parliament to use my position as MP to apply for a scholarship," he said.

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He added that since he became a Member of Parliament, he has furthered his education single-handedly through his own salary.

"If you say an MP is needy what about that person in my constituency or in Ghana who has no water to drink . . . you can even describe yourself as brilliant but needy," he said.

A performance audit report listed a number of high-ranking government officials including the Minister of State in Charge of Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, who applied and obtained $12,800 in allowances with $17,004 in tuition fees to study at the Harvard Kennedy School.

The Auditor-General intends to surcharge persons involved in scholarship awards and also disallow expenditure items of the GETFund Secretariat, in accordance with Article 187(7) (b) of its mandate.

This follows recommendations by the Auditor-General after faulting the GETFund for not being fair in the award of scholarships to those in need.

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In other news, the recommended prices for housing units under the Asokore Mampong Affordable Housing Project in the Ashanti Region have been revealed.

According to a report filed by MyNewsGh, the Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Eugene Boakye Antwi, said one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are ready to be sold out at a price ranging from GHC99,000 to GHC335,000.

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