Former Executive Secretary of the collapsed Health Training Institutions Secretariat which was under the supervision of the Ministry of Health during the erstwhile NDC administration has been sighted for misappropriation of public funds
A 2017 Auditor-Generals report on the Ministry of Health has revealed that Christopher
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Contrary to the above regulation, we noted during our review of payment voucher number PV-16-035 that, Mr Christopher Beyere, the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat, on 13 April 2016 authorised and paid himself an amount of GH¢28,000.00 from the IGF Account towards his sister’s funeral, The report revealed.
The Health Training Institutions Secretariat was commissioned by the then Minister of Health under the NDC government, Alex Segbefia in November 2015, to act as a regulatory body for all 85 public and private health institutions supervising student intake into all such schools and the tuition fees they charged.
Meanwhile, the Health Training Institutions Secretariat was dissolved when the New Patriotic Party assumed the reigns of power.
Addressing a town hall meeting on Easter Monday, April 17 to mark 100 days of the Akufo-Addo government, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia described the secretariat as “419”, a depiction that the institution was a scam.
“We have dissolved the Health Training Institutions [Secretariat]. It was mainly, practically a 419 institute which was engaged in collecting monies from prospective applicants, but we have dissolved it and in addition, we have reduced the cost of nurse training admission forms from GHS160 to GHS100 and this will cover all the processes leading to admission.”