"Get Back To Work Or Your Contracts Will Be Terminated" - GETFund Boss Warns Contractors
The Administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), Richard Boadu has sent a strong warning to contractors who have abandoned works on projects in the basic, second cycle and tertiary schools for six months and above to return to work or have their contractors terminated.
According to him, GETFund has issued a two-week ultimatum to the contractors to quickly return to site adding that else lawful means would be taken to terminate their contracts.
In a statement signed by Administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), Richard Boadu, it said "GETFund has successfully honoured all payments requests submitted to the Fund to the close of December 2019, therefore contractors have no justification to abandon their work. We wish to bring to your notice that the GETFund has honoured all payments requests submitted to the Fund up to close of December 2019”
Mr. Boadu added that the payments cuts across projects in the basic, secondary and tertiary category.
“In view of the enormous payments that the Fund has undertaken recently, we further wish to direct that procedures towards termination be initiated for non-performing contracts within your jurisdiction that have remained stalled for the past six months or more with reference to Clause 59.2 (g) of the general condition of contract” he said
The letter from GETFund was addressed to the Minister of Education, all Regional Ministers, all Coordinating Directors (RCCs/MMDAs), all Regional Supervising Consultants of GETFund Projects and all Heads of Public Educational Institutions, among others.
Mr. Boadu said “Payments not honoured regarding submissions made within this time frame are mainly due to unresolved technical anomalies with the payment certificates submitted”
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) is a public trust set up by an Act of Parliament in the year 2000. Its core mandate is to provide funding to supplement government effort for the provision of educational infrastructure and facilities within the public sector from the pre-tertiary to the tertiary level.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith