There were allegations of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the three major Teacher Unions namely, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT-GH), the Ministry of Education and the K.A Technologies Ghana Limited during the former Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh’s administration.
Though, the documents has been widely circulated on social media platforms confirming his inputs in the deal, the former Education Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has, in an interview disassociated himself from the said document (MoU).
According to the former Sector Minister, he has not signed any such document, that, he (Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh) will resign from government if he is found culpable of signing any Memorandum of Understanding for government’s “One Teacher One Laptop Initiative” for teachers.
The Minister’s public pronouncement has been widely published by various online news portals claiming Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh knew nothing about the laptop supply contract that has gotten all teachers upset and calling for the blood of their Association Leaders and the very Ministry of Education he supervised and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Aside the fact that he didn’t sign any Memorandum of Understanding as he said in an interview with media personality, broadcast journalist and public speaker; Kwami Sefa Kayi, also known as Chairman General on Peace Fm 104.3, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO stated on record that the leadership of GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH came to his office for discussion about the TM1 laptop. But, a new letter intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh on the “Notification of Award of Contract for the supply of laptop computers for Pre-tertiary Teacher Unions across the country” shows that, the former Minister only signed a letter for to the KA Technologies Ghana Limited for the supply of the laptops after they have been cleared by PPA and the contract had been awarded them.
The letter again said, following the Public Procurement Authority’s (PPA) approval on the above project, the Ministry has awarded you (KA Technologies Ghana Limited) the contract for the Supply of the following items:
1. DESCRIPTION OF ITEM – Cloud Book (TM1) Laptop
2. QUANTITY – 280,000
3. UNIT PRICE (GH¢) – 1,550.00
4. TOTAL PRICE (GH¢) – 434,000,000.00
The Former Education Minister in the alleged letter said, you (KA Technologies Ghana Limited) are hereby required to:
a. furnish the undersigned (Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh) with an Acceptance Letter within 14 days after receipt of the Notification of Award.
b. submit a Performance Security from a Bank amounting to 10% of the contract sum or an Insurance Company amounting to 30% of the contract sum in the format attached within 14 days after the receipt of this Notification of Award Letter.
As it stance now, all arms are being folded for turn of events in the coming days. Coverghana.com.gh will update you on the trending news on the subject matter.
Find attached, the alleged letter intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh.