Dr. Clement Apaak, Deputy Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, has reported that the Office of Special Prosecutor has taken an interest in the suspected cases of extortion at the Schorlarship Secretariat.
As a result, he has urged Ghanaians, particularly those with information, to aid the OSP with their investigations.
According to him, anyone with relevant information that can help with the investigation should call him or go to the OSP.
He stated that sanity must prevail in the Schorlaship Secretariat so that those responsible for the extortions can be apprehended.
In a tweet, the Builsa South MP said “Scholarship4Sale – The OSP has taken an interest in allegations and complaints of sale of scholarships, bribery, corruption at the scholarship secretariat. Victims and or persons with information to assist the investigation can contact me or the OSP directly. Sanity must prevail.”
The MP recently revealed that he has personally received multiple extortion reports at the scholarship secretariat.
In his perspective, the scholarship secretariat had become one of Ghana’s most corrupt bodies today.
He offered to protect their identities if they shared any information or experiences with him.
Some have claimed that they were required to pay between Ghc80,000 and Ghc100,000 before their scholarship applications were approved, according to him.
He said “I am getting lots of complaints and information to the effect that the scholarships are sold, in most cases, to persons who don’t qualify for any academic work.
Those who truly merit scholarships must pay between 80 – 100k to get their scholarship applications processed.
The MP added “Though I’ve filed a question on complaints about scholarships, I urge anyone who has information on the dubious activities going on at the scholarship secretariat to contact me.
I guarantee that I will keep the identities of those willing to share information to help dismantle the cabal profiting from the despicable deals at the secretariat.
By: Rashid Obodai Peovencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana