The Ministry of Education in Mozambique has in principle accepted to refund SEK 1.7 million of Swedish aid used for scholarships, following an audit carried out for Sida by Ernst & Young. Some of the grants were awarded to relatives of the Minister of Education. Sweden will also demand refunds of up to SEK 4 million for transactions that were not supported by documentation. The Ministry is currently trying to track down the missing documentation. Eight donors, including the European Commission, have established a large-scale sector programme, (FASE) for education in Mozambique. The grave findings in the Swedish report have caused serious concern in the donor community.
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