A former Upper East Regional Minister and senior lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has advised
outspoken lawmaker for Assin Central to stop peddling falsehood about institutions he has little or no knowledge about.
According to him, facts about current furore of the UEW bandied around by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand are nothing but untruths advising him to always endeavor to get his facts right before running to town with issues.
His response follows the legislators public commentary about the UEW and matters arising.
Read full details of response to claims by Kennedy Agyepong;
Hon Kennedy Agyepong should check his source of information and stop destroying people’s reputation. Where does he get these figures? Where did he get the GH¢500 million from? All the contracts currently on going at UEW from December 2015 to December 2016 (including those of Sparkx, C-Deck, Paabadu, Proteus, Anointed Pillars, etc) are less than GH¢200,000,000.
Hostel (GUSSS site 1) = GH¢47million. Contract signed on 23rd December 2016.
Hostel (GUSSS site 2) = GH¢45million. Contract signed on 8th November 2016.
Hostel (GUSSS site 3) = GH¢45 million. Contract signed on 11th November 2016.
GUSSS Commercial Centre = GH¢11million. Contract signed on 11th November 2016.
Lecturers Office Complex = GH¢15million. Contract signed on 11th November 2016.
University Hospital = GH¢7million. Contract signed on 27th October 2016.
DE Centre, Accra = GH¢2million. Contract signed on 23rd December 2016.
DE Centre, Sogakofe = GH¢2million. Contract signed on 23rd December 2016.
Basic School, Kumasi = GH¢4million. Contract signed on 24th December 2016.
Staff bungalow =GH¢ 6million. Contract signed on 16th December 2015
Total for all 10 projects is GH¢184,000,000.00
In all, over 30 companies were invited to tender competitively for these 10 projects. There is no limit placed on the number of contracts that any company can win. The criteria for winning was strictly “the lowest evaluated bidder”. These includes assessment of equipment, Financial and human capacity.
Where did Kennedy Agyepong get the GH¢500 million from?
Kennedy says GHS500 million contract was signed with one single contractor in November 2016 alone, when the truth is that the total value of all contracts from December 2015 to December 2016 with all contractors is only GH¢184 million.
He again says the North Campus Road was constructed at GHS8 million when the fact is the project cost only GH¢4.6 million.
Hon Kennedy Agyepong again says all moneys for the North Campus Road was paid to Lamas Construction when the fact is that Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) nominated six (6) sub-contractors to execute the contract. Lamas is one of the nominated Sub-contractor.
Kennedy again said Prof Avoke signed the MoU and the PVs he was holding and mentioning April 2015 when the fact is that Prof Avoke became VC on 1st October 2015. The PVs were rather approved by his own man Rev. Fr Prof Afful-Broni whom he had a long meeting with in Winneba last week with a Chinnes looking for a contract.
Hon. Kennedy Agyepong please check the signature that approved the PVs you are holding. Also check the dates on the MoU and the PVs and compare them with 1st October 2015 when Prof Avoke became VC