Mr. Richard Boadu, the administrator of the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFUND) has debunked claims of abandoning projects started by the National Democratic Congress under the erstwhile John Mahama.
He said the government is paying for the projects in the NDC’s green book and have completed some of the projects.
“For the E-blocks that have become a very controversial area, from 2014 to 2016, with regards to the World Bank project, only 7 were completed. Get Fund and the Ministry of Education embarked on 22 e-block projects making a total of 29. However, between 2017 and 2019, that is what we inherited, we paid for it, and for that, Get Fund has completed 13.
“So if you hear that the E-blocks have been abandoned, that is not true. Out of what the previous government said they have done, a school, one of the E-blocks in Lambussie District in the Northern Region, the information that I have is that the NDC didn’t pay a dime not even 1 cedi. It was our administration that footed for it but it is even captured in finished projects in 2016 but we did the payment.” he said.
“So if you hear somebody on a platform saying that projects have been abandoned and we are not paying contractors, it is far from the truth. What we adopted was batch payment and GHS the 830 million goes as far back as 2014. We have paid from 2014 up to December 2019. We do the payment in 6 months and what we are looking forward to is by the end of the year, all contractors we have brought on stream,” he further stated.
Mr. Richard Boadu was speaking at a press conference held in Accra on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Source: Ghana Waves