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Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said he inherited “huge outstanding bills” from “the leadership of Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang”, his predecessor in the erstwhile administration, who is now running mate to her former boss, ex-President John Mahama.
The debts, he noted, were in relation to “key supplies for education service delivery”.
Presenting a statement to Parliament on the education sector on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, Dr Opoku Prempeh said: “There was outstanding bill of approximately GHS 9 million on Capitation Grant, GHS 4 million on Feeding Grant for Special Schools, GHS 14 million on exercise books to basic schools, and GHS 4 million on the supply of school uniforms among many others”.
Moreover, he added, “there were delays in the disbursement of capitation and feeding grants for Special Schools affecting the effective operation of the schools”.
According to him, “within the period, the government has cleared all the arrears and ensured timely release of capitation and feeding grants for Special Schools”.