GETFund scandal: Ghanaians express disappointment in politicians

GETFund scandal: Ghanaians express disappointment in politicians

Ghanaians on social media have reacted to a rant by ace journalist, Bernard Koku Avle on the GETFund scholarship saga.

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The host of Citi FM’s Citi Breakfast Show (CBS) believes the way things are playing out proves there is no hope for the poor.

He said the phenomenon of “who you know” is gradually being institutionalized in all sectors of the country.

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This comes after it emerged that some government appointees were listed as beneficiaries of the GETFund.

The likes of Procurement Minister Adwoa Safo and Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh were part of those who benefitted from the scholarship, which is originally meant for needy but brilliant students.

MPs are insulting the Auditor-General for doing his job on the GETFund issue and people are defending them or are keeping quiet because it concerns their party members. How is that possible?” Bernard Avle questioned.

We just don't love our country. We've institutionalized 'who you know' in this country to a point where there's virtually no hope for poor people.”

A section of Ghanaians have reacted to the concerns raised by the journalist, with many agreeing that there is no hope for poor Ghanaians.

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A third person lamented: “It's not that there's no place for poor people. It also goes against the neutrals, if there is a word like that, because one must belong to either NPP or NDC to be relevant in our society. That's why there can't be total condemnation of wrongful acts.

Read more reactions from Ghanaians on the GETFund scholarship saga from the comment section of our post below: earlier reported that a young man by name Godwin Nayaw Bamiah Yombu has defrauded a number of unsuspecting Ghanaians to the sum of GHC100,000.

The suspect is alleged to be a former aspiring youth organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the North East Region. He promised to secure the victims auction vehicles.

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