Education Minister denies awarding school uniform contract to relative



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The Minister of Education, Mr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh has denied allegations by the public of awarding school uniform contract to a relative, as circulated in the media earlier.

According to him, he had no relative called Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh, the person, who is said to have won the contract from the Minister.

In a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Minister of Education, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng, the Minister urged the public to disregard the story and treat it with the contempt it deserve, because the story was false.

“The Minister wishes to state emphatically, for the avoidance of doubt, that the story is false, without merit and the figment of someone’s imagination, designed to cause disaffection towards him,” he said.
 
Below is the statement:

The attention of the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh,  has been drawn to a news item circulating on social media, claiming that a relative of his, has been awarded a $350m contract to supply the new school uniforms for Junior High School students launched by the Ghana Education Service earlier today. 

The Minister wishes to state emphatically, for the avoidance of doubt, that the story is false, without merit and the figment of someone’s imagination, designed to cause disaffection towards him. Indeed, it will be noted that at various points in the story, the so-called relative, said to be Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh,  is variously referred to as his brother, son and nephew. The Minister wishes to emphasize that he has no relative by that name.  
The general public is therefore invited to disregard this story and treat it with the contempt it deserves.
Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng
Press Secretary to the Minister of Education.

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