Return Home Or Face Prosecution –  Beneficiaries of Government Scholarships Warned

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The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Hon. James Klutse Avedzi has strongly advised public officials who have benefitted from government sponsorships to embark on studies abroad to return to the country after completing their programs or risk being prosecuted.

Speaking in an interview with GBCOnline in Ho during the Committee’s zonal sitting opening, Mr. Avedzi stated that the rate at which public servants default on their return home has become alarming. The law dictates that they come back to serve the state that sponsored them in the first place.

He added that such individuals who have refused to return will be fished out from the Auditor General’s Report, tracked down, and brought before the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

Mr. Avedzi also noted that the Committee in collaboration with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) will further descend on tertiary institutions that are currently offering certain programs without the necessary accreditation.

Some of these institutions in the Volta, Oti, Greater Accra, and Eastern Regions that appeared in the 2021 Auditor General’s Report will in the coming week be called to face the Committee.

Source Agyei Kwarteng Mensah

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