Fact check: GETFund 'beneficiary 76' is not daughter of Ken Ofori Atta but a relative

Fact check: GETFund 'beneficiary 76' is not daughter of Ken Ofori Atta but a relative

- Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta is not the daughter of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

- It has been revealed that she is the daughter of Ken Ofori-Atta’s cousin

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The true identity of the GETFund beneficiary number 76, who was alleged to be daughter of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has been revealed.

Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta was among the list of GETFund beneficiaries published by the Auditor-General after an audit in the work of the Secretariat.

Fact check: GETFund 'beneficiary 76' is not daughter of Ken Ofori Atta
Fact check: GETFund 'beneficiary 76' is not daughter of Ken Ofori Atta. Source:theghanareport.com
Source: UGC

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Contrary to earlier reportage on social media, that she was daughter of the Finance Minister, it has been revealed by theghanareport.com that Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta is rather daughter of Ken’s cousin.

But that notwithstanding, Nana Obrempongmaa’s scholarship is among the top 20 most expensive on the 88-beneficiary list.

She received $52,600 in tuition and an additional $4,400 in living expenses as a needy student.

She gained admission into the Georgetown University in the US to read her first degree.

Prior to her first degree, Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta attended one of the high schools for the affluent in Ghana, SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College, in Tema.

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Her Facebook posts suggest she completed SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in 2017. But has since been deactivated after the list of 88 GETFund beneficiaries was made public.

Ghanaians have expressed rage over the fact that Members of Parliament and individuals who have the means to pay for education abroad are the ones enjoying the GETFund scholarship meant for the needy and brilliant students.

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According to the audit report, GETFund spent $4.7million to educate privileged Ghanaians, like Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Central University has cut the sod for the construction of a teaching hospital on its campus.

According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Bill Buener Puplampu, the facility when completed, will help with practical training for medical students on campus.

The project which is valued at GHC5 million will also provide quality healthcare to the people who live in and around the location of the university, Ningo-Prampram District.

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K. Effah Evans Effah is a holder of a BA Diploma in Psychology and Linguistics from BA, Psychology and Linguistics. He’s a former Yen.com.gh editor who covered current affairs news and stories about Ghana. Before Yen, he worked for Citi FM and Ringier Ghana.

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