The Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to cancel its ICT contract with Eduvid Education Limited, after paying millions of cedis to the company.
Per the contract entered into on November 13, 2015, Eduvid Education Limited was supposed to supply and install an Information Technology System for Senior High Schools.
The supply of the information technology system was to help boost ICT education in the country.
According to Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, full payment was made through the regional Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
But the service provider Eduvid Education Limited failed to honour its side of the contract, for more than two years after being paid several millions of Ghana cedis for the task.
The 2016 Auditor General’s report revealed that the service provider had reneged on its side of the bargain even after repeated inquiries from school authorities.
Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday, 26 April 2018, Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, said they have been left with no option than to abrogate the contract and surcharge the service provider.
Report by: Stephanie Horsu