A group of Teacher Unions are alleging that, the cost of government’s TMI laptops intended to be purchased for teachers across the country have been inflated.
According to the Teacher Unions; All Teachers Alliance Ghana and Innovative Teachers, the highest price for the TMI laptop in their estimation must not be more than Gh¢600 given the specifications of the laptop and the colossal number of 280,000 laptops.
This was contained in a petition the two Teacher Unions jointly forwarded to the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) asking for investigation into the procurement of TMI laptops for teachers.
“it trite knowledge that manufacturing of electronic gadgets in large quantities makes the price per item very low.” They explained.
In a petition signed by Christian Aidoo ( Secretary, All Teachers Alliance Ghana) and Albert Dadson (Secretary, Innovative Teachers), the cost of each laptop as proposed by the Ministry of Education is purported to be GH¢1,550 hence suspect an inflation of the amount.
“The highest price for this TMI laptop in our estimation must not be more than 600 Ghana cedis given the specifications of this laptop and the colossal number of 280,000 laptops.” They disclosed.
Read below, the full petition.