“So, when we have structures like this, 90 per cent complete, at a cost of 9 million cedis and yet we cannot complete it for students to have access to education , for classroom sizes to be reduced, for communities to have hope that their wards are going to benefit from the free senior high school, clearly, we cannot forgive government.
“Because the 1.5 billion dollars that GETFund was securitised to obtain was supposed to help complete what they themselves described as essential educational infrastructure and they indicated in their memo to parliament to that was to address the increased number of students who have come on stream as a result of the coming into being of the free SHS policy, so why is this here.
“Is it that we don’t have the money? What have they done with the 1.5billion that we securitised the GETFund for? Is it not time they come to parliament to account for how many of the critical educational infrastructure they have completed so that we know there is value for money in a community such as this which doesn’t even have a secondary school. Is it fair?”
The seventh Parliament under controversial circumstances in 2018, approved the $1.5 billion loan for the GETFund to support the development of critical educational needs across the country.
The Minority which boycotted the approval process argued it could not back the deal because of the mystery surrounding the identity of the lender of the facility.
But government disagreed insisting Minority MPs had been given full disclosure on the lender.
Then Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Osei Akoto, in his contribution during the debate went ahead to reveal the lender was CAL Bank.
“Mr Speaker, let us be honest with ourselves, other than that, we will be setting examples that we cannot continue to follow” he added.