The Administrator of the GETFund, Mr. Richard Boadu, has strongly refuted claims by elements in the opposition NDC that the Community Day Schools, also known as E-Blocks, which were started by the NDC government before it left office in 2017 have been abandoned by the NPP government.
Speaking at a “Meet The Press” event at the Ministry of Information in Accra on Thursday where he presented a status report of the GETFund, Mr. Boadu stated that a total of 124 contracts for the construction of the E Blocks were awarded between 2014 and 2016, 23 of which were to be constructed by the World Bank, with the Government of Ghana, through the GETFund, assuming responsibility for the remaining 101 contracts.
He further disclosed that as a transition in January 2017, 29 projects, comprising 7 World Bank and 22 GETFund/Ministry of Education projects, were completed. Subsequently, another 27 (comprising 14 World Bank and 13 GETFund/Ministry of Education projects) were completed between 2017-2019 under the current government.
This brings the total number of completed E Block projects to 56 he disclosed. Mr. Richard Boadu indicated that 22 projects are yet to commence Currently while 46 projects are at its various levels of completion, with a total of 11 currently between 80 and 99% complete.
Referring to this data, Mr. Boadu insisted that it is untrue that the government has abandoned these projects, and that since they are state assets it is incumbent on the government to pursue their completion, which they remain committed to.
By: Prince Asamoah Baffour