Tepa Chief Demands Thorough Investigations Into Scandal At Nursing & Midwifery Training College
The Chief of Tepa Traditional Council Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem has called for thorough investigations into the alleged financial scandal that has rocked the Tepa Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Ashanti Region.
Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem who admitted he was duly informed about the incident last year, said investigations into the allegations is the only means to either absolve or implicate the Principal and her Accountant cited in the financial impropriety.
On Kumasi-based Ultimate Fm on Tuesday, he expressed regrets things turned out this way revealing how he had made efforts behind the scenes to conceal the incident from the media while he notified the appropriate authorities to investigate the alleged rot.
“I am not happy at all about what is going on in the school. I was covering up (the story) because I didn’t want the school’s name to come up on the radio. It’s just a new school and I am trying to protect the image of the school, that’s all. I know I have already taken initiative definitely the ministry of health will come out whether the allegation is true or not. That is why I didn’t want the media to come out to announce it, just to protect the image of the school and the town as well, nothing else… I don’t want anything to go against the school that was the reason why I was trying to prevent journalists from publishing the story,’ he said.
Principal of the college Victoria Amoah and her accountant Asamoah Richard allegedly used fake receipts and invoices to milk resources of the health institution during admissions every year to the tune of GH¢ 9,247,800.
This was uncovered after a purported audit conducted into the accounts of the school established 2011 as part of plans by the then government to open up access to health education to the growing number of applicants seeking admissions.
The Chief of the area, who has expressed reservations about the incident, revealed that he personally made efforts to ensure that it was not blown in the media but took steps at ensuring the appropriate authorities conduct investigations to unravel the truth including writing to the Ministry of Health.