A journalist with Multimedia outlet Joy FM, Victor Brachie has been exposed as part of the people who benefited from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) cash that has generated controversy.
The journalist, many believe, has been tacitly ‘supportive’ of the ruling Akufo-Addo government because of the 25,600 pounds sterling he grabbed to further his education at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He read Media and Mass Communication.
For whatever reason, Victor Brachie who appears ashamed of the exposé has resorted to blocking social media users who mention him in relation to the scandal on Facebook.
This is not the first time he has been exposed over this special scholarship which he got in 2017 when the new government had just taken office. A presidential staffer two years ago called him out.
Some ministers in the Akufo-Addo government and other government appointees were also listed as beneficiaries of GETFund scholarships, which are meant for needy but brilliant students.
A performance audit report of the Auditor-General on the administration of scholarships by GETFund revealed that 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.
Source: MyNewsGH.com/ Stephen Zoure/ 2020