A shocking revelation coming out from the two teacher unions ;Innovative Teachers and All Teachers Alliance Ghana in their quest to probe the transparency in the procurement of about three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) laptops for teachers.
The laptop, which has been opined by many teachers as a failed Better Ghana Laptop contact signed between the government and the RLG company during the Mills-Mahama administration.
It is surprising to know that KA Technologies Ghana, the manufacturer of Teachers Mate 1 laptops, is not in the database of the Registrar General’s Department after the latter conducted a search. This means the company is not a registered business entity in Ghana.
This is one of the reasons why ATAG and I. T. have filed a writ of summons to the court as well as sought to halt the distribution of the laptops to teachers until all doubts are cleared by the Ministry of Education who signed the contract.
If KA Technologies is not a registered business operating in Ghana, one cannot understand why a whole Ministry of Education would go into an agreement with the company, looking at the huge amount of money involved. Surely, it is the negligence of someone’s job that might have caused his shameful development.
Furthermore, many teachers are wondering why the three main teacher unions — CCT-GH, GNAT, and NAGRAT have been quiet about it. Already, these teacher unions have quoted their figures perceived as the actual price of the laptops.
Until date, many teachers do not know whose price is the actual one.Since day one when the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, assisted by the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, launched the “One Teacher One Laptop” project, teachers have not had their piece of mind about the laptops.