General News of Wednesday, 22 February 2017
The management of the nation’s premier hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is in the news for blowing a whopping Sixty-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty cedis (GHC 65, 430.00) on food items.
The amount is the total amount the management of the company awarded to a company, L.B Food Supply for the supply of foodstuff for a period of five months (June 2016 to November 2016).
“This is to notify you that your Tender dated 17th May 2016 for the execution of contract for LOT11 – Supply of fresh Beetroot and others listed in the table below in a framework agreement in the amount of Sixty-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty Cedis (GHC 65, 430.00), is hereby accepted, and it shall be executed from June, 2016 to November, 2016,” the document read.
Of the amount, GHC 4,000, GHC 4,500, 6,000 and 6,000 was spent on the purchase of fresh pineapple, cucumber, cabbage, and mango.
These and other 14 foot items including fresh beetroot, fresh cassava, white cassava dough, green pepper, okro, Kwehu Susa and others were per the terms of the contract to be delivered ‘on monthly call off or any other period as may be agreed upon on any working day from Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 3pm.’
“If delivery is not made within the said period, the contract may be deemed to have been cancelled and the order shall be re-awarded to the next best evaluated responsive Tenderer,” the document spelt out.
“Payment for the delivery shall be made within 60 days after delivery to the satisfaction of the purchaser…,” the document also read.
The revelations made on Fabewoso segment of Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Monday by host, Captain Smart, shocked many listeners and social commentators including NPP’s Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser, Kwame Baffoe, a.k.a Abronye DC.
Abronye, NDC’s Kwaku Boahen and PPP’s Charles Owusu expressed shocked at the expenditure at the facility and called for a probe.