The Education Ministry is requesting a refund of GH859,115.46 from TANIT Ltd, a technology company.
The Ministry stated that the refund request was made due to the company’s failure to complete the development and operation of a digital teacher training content and platform within the time frame specified.
The Ministry stated in a letter dated August 18, 2022 that it will notify itself if TANIT Ltd fails to comply with the final demand notice.
The Ministry referred to letters dated June 22, 2022, June 24, 2022, and July 18, 2022, all in relation to the contract agreement signed on July 26, 2021.
In a letter dated June 22, 2022, the Ministry requested that the IT Company refund all payments made to it due to failure.
In the contract, the Education Ministry expected TANIT Ltd to complete each of the five deliverables and submit a claim for work completed at each stage, as well as a report for verification before moving on to the next stage.
Per details available, the company was expected to provide
Submission of inception report by August 2021 attracting payment of 15 per cent of the contract sum which was met by TANIT Ltd.
Design, construct and build a platform for the training of teachers online by September, 2021 attracting payment of 25 per cent.
Develop and build curriculum design by October 2021 also attracting 20 per cent payment.
Operationalise a dashboard, platform sign off and go live by November 2021 which also attracted payment of 20 per cent.
Consultant to be required to stay on board for additional two months (December 2021 to January 2022) after the project goes live for quality assurance which attracted the remaining 20 per cent.
The Ministry also established that the company failed to submit monthly reports for the remaining four deliverables, instead grouping them together and requesting payment of the remaining 85% contract sum.
Furthermore, TANIT Ltd did not complete the project within the five-month time frame specified in the contract.