Pleading guilty or accepting that one is at fault at the earlier stages of a trial, in some instances, usually attracts a lesser punishment or sentence.
Even though the current litigation in the law courts involving the legally interdicted VC of UEW ('Fool Professor' Avoke), and others haven't blossomed into a criminal trial yet, it is foreseeable that at every stage of the case, the interdicted VC will continue to live in his state of denial until a Court of Competent Jurisdiction orders that he joins Abuga Pele and Assibit to compare notes.
It is incumbent upon the son of the upright peasant farmer, to present the facts and nothing more to my esteemed readers, in order to set the records straight. I must admit that I haven't got any educational qualifications from any institution of learning, just like Kweku Baako Jnr having no qualifications as a Journalist, but who nonetheless, has risen to become one of the most respected and decorated Journalists in Ghana. Kweku Baako Jnr, you are not alone ooh!
In an article by Prof. Kweku Sofoh (one of the pseudo names used by the interdicted VC of UEW), he asserted: "I, however, know that consultants are not hired to evaluate any procurement activity as the lawyer mentioned". Have I ever told anyone that I am a "lawyer"? Point of correction, I have never set foot in a classroom!
In the wildest dreams of the interdicted VC and his scoundrels, they are the only persons qualified to hold public office in Ghana, which I honestly agree with. This is why 'Fool Professor' Avoke, is still the interdicted VC of UEW. There is no question about that.
The attached approval to carry out an evaluation, authorised by the interdicted VC, included a Consultant (Ms. Susan Djokoto), a staff of Procurement & Project Management Consultancy (PPMC).
The same approval document dated 11th August, 2016, went further to appoint the interdicted FO (Theophilus Senyo Ackorlie) and the retired Registrar (C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah), as advisors to the Committee, with the interdicted Head of Procurement (Ms. Mary Dzimey), as supervisor.
Prof. Kweku Sofoh, or whatever, have you seen your stupidity and ignorance being slapped on your chimpanzee-like face? Your baseless claim that Consultants have no role to play in Procurement, only goes further to expose the state of denial 'Fool Professor' Avoke is living in. If this is the caliber of individual, who at the least opportunity, jumps to shout from every rooftop that he hasn't done anything wrong during his 'stewardship' of UEW as VC, it only points in one direction; more time to fraternise with Abuga Pele!
Procurement & Project Management Consultancy (PPMC), was the Consultancy firm engaged by UEW to evaluate all the contentious contracts, whose report, NOT MY REPORT, concluded that Proteus Ltd, and all the other contractors the interdicted VC awarded almost all the said contracts to, were not qualified.
Section 22 (2) of Act 663 as amended, provides that: "The procurement entity may require tenderers to provide appropriate documentary evidence or other information that it considers useful to satisfy itself that the tenderers are qualified in accordance with the criteria referred to in subsection (1)".
The criteria in subsection (1) include: Professional and technical qualifications and competence; financial resources; equipment and other physical facilities; managerial capability, reliability, experience in the procurement object and reputation; and the personnel to perform the procurement contract.
The Consultants, Procurement & Project Management Consultancy (PPMC), of P. O. Box AF 1701, Adenta, Accra, after examining the bids of all the tenderers for the construction of the Lecturers' Office Complex at the north campus, disqualified all the six (6) tenderers.
All the tenderers failed to meet the set criteria in subsection (1) of Act 663 as amended, as captured in the Tender Documents.
The tenderers are: Sparkx (SM) Ghana Ltd, Ghc 13,276,721.52; Donajos Co. Ltd, Ghc 16,974,650.50; Wilkado Construction Co. Ltd, Ghc 19,807,292.95; Paabadu Construction Ltd, 20,989,507.62; Western Logistics, Construction & Supplies Ltd, Ghc 18,685,019.64; and Antarctic Contract Works Ltd, Ghc 19,315,468.16. All disqualified!!
The Consultants (PPMC), per the provisions of Act 663, duly recommended that the said contract, be re-advertised.
However, this was fragrantly ignored by the interdicted VC. He went ahead in clear breach of Act 663 to award that particular contract to Sparkx (SM) Ghana Ltd. See attached for reasons why Sparkx (SM) Gh Ltd was disqualified.