Following allegations making rounds that she is one of the beneficiaries of the Getfund Scholarships, the wife of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has opened up on the matter.
According to Nuhela Seidu, the wife of Honourable Ablakwa, she is not one of the beneficiaries of the GetFund Scholarships as being peddled around.
Responding to a post by Nana Hesses Ogyiri, a presidential staffer that she enjoyed $16000 in scholarship, Nuhela Seidu revealed that she has never applied for any scholarship from GetFund.
Describing the post as a lie, Nuhela urged Nana Hesses Ogyiri to retract the post.
“Mr Presidential staffer, I have never applied to getfund for any thing in my life. Kindly retract your lie. Thanks”
The publication of a performance audit report of the Auditor-General on the administration of scholarships by GETFund has generated serious controversy.
The controversy from the public is because the GETFund scholarships are reserved for needy but brilliant students and not Ministers and government appointees.
According to the report, Education Minister Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Procurement Minister and Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo as well as the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Prince Hamidu Armah have all benefitted from the scheme.
The Education Minister is listed as studying National and International Security at Harvard University, receiving $12,800 for living expenses and $11,200 as tuition fees.
Procurement Minister Sarah Adwoa Safo is also listed studying at the Harvard Kennedy School enjoying $12,800 in allowances with $17,004 in tuition fees.
Dr Armah is studying Philosophy in Education at the University of Aberdeen, which comes with a benefit of £38,400 for living expense in addition to £33,000 for tuition fees.
The report also contains names of 30 university lecturers who have also benefitted from the scheme.
The names include Justice Kwaku Srem-Sai, John Gartchie Gatsi, Cynthia Amaning Qanquah and Ernest Barfo Boadi Gyebi and 26 others who were awarded scholarships to pursue various PHD and Mphil programmes.