GALOP project: We have nothing to hide – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education says it has nothing to hide regarding the GALOP project.

The ministry, in a press release dated August 17, 2022, indicated that “its communications department is ready to provide further clarification on questions that no one understands about the project”.

According to the ministry, there have been media publications that “obviously seek to indict the conscientious hardworking minister.

According to reports, “it has emerged that the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, presented what is suspected to be a fictitious report purporting to convince the World Bank to release US$1.2 million intended to execute the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), a project that he and the ministry never carried out…”

The ministry in reaction questioned “Where and when did it appear and who suspects that the minister presented a fictitious report to the World Bank to obtain financing for a project which was not executed?

Why do we do this as a people?

Do these people say they are more knowledgeable and wiser than the World Bank when it comes to financing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects?

“Why would the World Bank go ahead and release funds after discovering all these claims, and, if they release the funds by mistake before they realize what these mischievous personalities are saying, why don’t they call back don’t they fund and sanction us?”

“Ordinarily we will not be bothered by such unfounded allegations and deliberate misinformation, however, we believe it is timely and highly imperative to detoxify the media landscape of these maliciously published toxins before they are released. ‘affect the general public’s perception,’ they added.

According to the statement, “The World Bank has smart and hardworking officials who thoroughly check project reports before approving them for further deliberations and work.

“And, the GALOP went through such a vigorous system and process before it was adopted. They found no fault with our report and have no doubts about the implementing ministry and/or its officials. »

Read the ministry’s full statement below:

In case of response, the number of the Ministry of Education and the date of this letter must be indicated.

Ministry post office

Box M. 45

Tel: +233-0302-747778

Accra, Ghana

Digital address: GA-111-6780

My reference number: DC326/355/01

Your reference number: ..…………… AUGUST 17, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

MOE HEALS MEDIA MISCONDUCT ABOUT PROJECT GALOP

Recently, the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the World Bank (WB) painstakingly responded to misleading media reports about the GALOP project which the two institutions and other implementing agencies are working on to improve the experience of teaching and learning at the basic education level.

In two separate communications, the lead sponsor, the World Bank, and the implementing ministry, the Ministry of Education, comprehensively addressed all unsubstantiated allegations and claims, factual inaccuracies, misleading interpretations and other concerns in hopes of clarifying and closing the issue.

Sadly, however, it is now clearer than before that those behind these murder reports are deliberately embarking on a vicious smear campaign scheme against the patriotic, selfless and hardworking Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, for reasons they know best.

If not, what could motivate them to continue publishing unsubstantiated allegations and claims against the Honorable Minister and other officials after the WB came out to clarify the issues and vindicate the Honorable Minister and his crew ?

The last report to which our attention was drawn is a report titled “Did Adutwum Cook-up Report On $1.2M GALOP Project?” published in the media space.

The report which clearly seeks to indict the conscientious and hardworking Honorable Minister states: “It has emerged that the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, presented what is believed to be a fictitious report purporting to convince the World Bank to release 1.2 US dollars. Million intended to execute the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) 7.2B, a project that he and the ministry never executed…”

Where and when did it appear and who suspects that the minister submitted a fictitious report to the World Bank to obtain funding for a project that was not executed?

Why do we do this as a people?

Do these people say they are more knowledgeable and wiser than the World Bank when it comes to financing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects?

Why would the World Bank go ahead and release funds after discovering all these claims, and, if it releases the funds by mistake before realizing what these mischievous personalities are saying, why don’t they call back- they don’t fund and sanction us?

Ordinarily we will not be bothered by such unfounded claims and willful misinformation, however, we find it timely and highly imperative to detoxify the media landscape of these maliciously published toxins before they affect the perception of the greater audience.

The World Bank has smart and hardworking officials who thoroughly check project reports before approving them for further deliberations and work. And, the GALOP went through such a vigorous system and process before it was adopted. They found no fault with our report and have no doubts about the implementing ministry and/or its officials.

The bank has made that clear enough. And, the ministry’s communications team is ready to provide further clarification on issues that no one understands about the project. The Honorable Minister and the Ministry have nothing to hide.

This is why we wonder about the intention of those who hide behind these publications.

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FELIX A. BAIDOO

PRESS OFFICER