The Ghana education Service(GES) has served notice it will abrogate its contract with Eduvid Limited, and as well cause it to be surcharged for failing to deliver on a contract of supplying internet service to most second cycle institutions in the country.
According to 2016 Auditor General’s Report, the IT firm failed to provide the services associated with the huge contract sealed with the GES in 2016.
Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in Takoradi on yesterday, the Director General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, disclosed that the project has suffered some serious setback because of the poor attitude of the contractors. He indicated that the Service is taking steps to push for legal sanctions against the Eduvid Limited for breaching the terms of the contract.
“We signed an agreement with Eduvid, and the idea was that they were going to provide some internet services for the schools, and once they had done that, the schools would remit them. The schools subsequently collected the money. For the records that we have, and we are still reconciling, some schools indicated that they had paid them [Eduvid]. For others, they have not. But generally, they were not able to live up to the expectation of the contract.
“So we asked them to go back but what we want to do is to cancel the contract and also surcharge them too. [We want to take them through the appropriate processes so that they refund the monies that they have” For the schools that monies were paid to them, the services were not provided or for some of the series that were provided, they are half-baked services that we cannot even work with,” Prof. Opoku Amankwah told the committee.