GETFund To Blacklist Contractors Who Do Shoddy Work
6/30/2012 1:30:32 PM -
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) would blacklist contractors who do shoddy work, Mr Sam Garba, Administrator of the Fund, has said.
“Government must not be made to go and find money to work on the same projects you have executed within next 10 years”, he told contractors.
He said this at Apam, when he led the Board of Trustees of the Fund on a week-long inspection of GETFund sponsored education projects in the Central Region.
Mr Garba said when the Government came to office in 2009, it realised that 70 per cent of the GETFund was spent on facilities in tertiary institutions, especially the universities, while there were over 4,500 basic schools learning under trees.
He said the Government decided to change the pattern and concentrated more on basic education.
Mr Garba said within three years, the GETFund had provided 1,700 buildings for schools under trees and 700 classrooms and dormitories for 700 senior high schools.
He said the Fund had also put up 214 buildings to admit the first batch of the four-year senior high school education programme and appealed to contractors to execute quality projects.
The projects the group inspected in all the 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies comprised infrastructure in universities, senior high schools and basic schools. - GNA