A former board member of the Tepa Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Ashanti region has made shocking revelations about the alleged GH¢10 million financial scandal that has rocked the health institution,
Peter Anarfi Mensah who is a native of the area and a former Ashanti Regional Minister disclosed to Lantam Papanko on Kumasi-based Ultimate Fm that the embattled principal Victoria Amoah, admitted to some of the allegations leveled against her.
“I personally spoke to her and some of the allegations she admitted. She told me she had taken note of the others … but on the transfers she denied it”
Madam Victoria Amaoh and her accountant Asamoah Richard alleged faked receipts and invoices to milk resources of the health institution during admissions every year to the tune of GH¢ 9,247,800.
But Mr Anarfi Mensah said he is least surprised about the development and also accused the management of the school for charging development levies but have refused to use the amount accrued to embark on any development on campus.
“She has been collecting development levy but physically there is no development on the campus. All structures over there were built by the District Assembly” the former Minister and Board member of the institution disclosed.
Investigations have uncovered widespread irregularities in admissions and financial transactions at the College which among others include shady deals in fuel administration by the management, which is draining the state of huge sums of money into private pockets.
Ministry of Health payment vouchers showed that the Principal spent GH¢29,150 as travel expenses for herself and her driver.
The figure excludes the cost of fuel for three official trips to Accra. A journey to Accra by Madam Amoah and her driver on January 5, 2016, to collect scratch cards for the institution cost GH¢19,450 minus fuel.
On another payment voucher, expenses for similar day’s journey to Accra by the Principal on January 13, 2016, were quoted at GH¢6,700 besides fuel.
Other visits captured featured GH¢3,000 as personal expenses to Accra.
Hundreds of fake receipts issued to cover a non-refundable interview and result verification fees paid by applicants between 2012 and 2016 were also discovered in the investigation.
Students of the College have been demanding answers for the whereabouts of over GH¢52,000 they paid as matriculation fees over five years.