Ghana Educational Belief Fund (GETFund) Administrator, Richard Boadu has rejected statements that his outfit has abandoned some educational assignments that have been started out less than the erstwhile John Mahama administration.
According to him, the current administration had to set on hold and subsequently evaluation new contracts that have been awarded by the earlier administration so as to assure value for funds insisting that these jobs have not been abandoned because some of the contractors have returned to web-site.
At push briefing in Accra, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 he reported the ruling New Patriotic Get together (NPP) is still spending for some of the academic projects that were being captured in the Nationwide Democratic Congress’ Environmentally friendly Guide.
“For the e-blocks that have turn out to be a really controversial place, from 2014 to 2016, with regards to the Globe Lender venture, only 7 ended up concluded.
GETFund and the Ministry of Education and learning embarked on 22 e-block initiatives making a total of 29.
However, among 2017 and 2019, that is what we inherited, we paid for it and for that, GETFund has finished 13. So if you hear that the e-blocks have been deserted, that is not accurate.
Out of what the previous authorities stated they have finished, a university, just one of the E-blocks in Lambussie District in the Northern Area, the details that I have is that the NDC didn’t pay out a dime not even ¢1.
It was our administration that footed for it but it is even captured in finished initiatives in 2016 but we did the payment. He reported.
He included that “If you hear somebody on a platform stating that jobs have been deserted and we are not paying contractors, it is far from the reality. What we adopted was batch payment and the ¢830 million goes as much back as 2014. We have paid from 2014 up to December 2019.
“We do the payment in six months and what we are hunting ahead to is that by the close of the 12 months, all contractors we have introduced on stream,”
In accordance to him, 29 neighborhood Senior Significant College (SHS) initiatives were completed out of the 124 that had been awarded amongst 2014 and 2016, and a even further 27 have been finished from 2017 to 2019.
He included 22 jobs are nevertheless to start and 46 are at various levels of completion.