The supply of PPE to Private Schools has hit the rocks as information gathered by this portal shows some GES officials are extorting money before supplying them.
Our quest as a nation to defeat the virus whiles our children learn in school may be defeated if these acts of illegality are not nipped in the bud.
The supply of PPE to Private Schools is not as easy and challenge free as one would expect and there are still public schools that are yet to receive their consignments three weeks after school reopened.
The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) allegation surfaced after it was realized that weeks after schools had reopened, there were public and private pre-tertiary schools that were yet to be supplied with PPEs.
The association alleged extortion of money from some of its member schools by some GES officers in charge of making the government essentials for battling COVID-19 available to Private schools.
Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah in a live interview with TV3 Midday Live said in the Bono East Region, precisely Atebubu-Amanten District Education office, a GES official demanded an amount of GH₵ 200 as clearance fee for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
This illegal extortion (bribe) has been officially reported to the Ministry of Education (MoE) for further investigations and actions.
“So as we speak now measures have been taken to make sure the unscrupulous officials or individuals are brought to book,” He said in the live interview on TV3.
As a follow-up on the matter by this portal, GNACOPS National Executive Director, Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah confirmed the perpetrators said they were GES officials in charge of the distribution of the PPEs.
PPE to be made available to all schools include Hand sanitizers, Nose masks, Gallons of liquid soap, Tissue papers, and Thermometer guns.