The Administrator for GetFund, Richard Boadu, has dismissed claims that his outfit generated the list of 88 people contained in the Auditor General’s report of beneficiaries of GetFund’s scholarships.
Speaking to Philip Osei Bonsu on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen afternoon show on Monday, 2nd March, 2020, the Administrator indicated that GetFund handed over files not a list to the Auditor General. GetFund cannot, therefore, be held responsible for the list that came out.
“We gave the Auditor General files containing names of all beneficiaries and those who had applied without doing any follow-up and the Auditor General generated the list of 88 from that pile of files handed over to the A-G” Mr. Boadu explained.
Mr. Boadu further stated that the team of auditors brought to GetFund to conduct the performance audit didn’t do due diligence else some avoidable errors would not have occurred.
He indicated that Matthew Opoku Prempeh received $1150 as his living allowance instead of the quoted $12,000 figure the Auditor General said was given to him.
The Administrator held that GetFund cannot be blamed for the 88 people contained in the Auditor General’s report as that list was generated by the A-G himself.
Finding it unfathomable why names of a particular group of persons were mentioned leaving other names, Mr. Boadu said that only the Auditor General can explain why he sifted just 88 names out of the sea of names handed over to him in the files. If due diligence had been done, all these, he observed, could have been avoided.
The Auditor-General, in a recent publication, brought out names of some 88 Ghanaians including some top NPP politicians who he claimed were beneficiaries of GetFund’s scholarships. Kennedy Osei Nyarko has come out to dispute his name being included in the list as he never received any such assistance from GetFund. Mr. Daniel Yao Domelevo, in a response to a letter written to his office by lawyers of Osei Nyarko, directed the aggrieved MP to go to GetFund since his office didn’t generate the list.
From the accounts of the GetFund Administrator, the claim by the Auditor-General that his office gave him only 88 names of beneficiaries cannot be entirely true.