Government bought 7 million in books, electronic devices and more but never delivered them

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Warehouses of the Ministry of Education stock around 5 millions of books, and two million in electronic devices, school uniform items and more that were never delivered. Julissa Cespedes reported on her program Reporte Especial on CDN, Channel 37 that all this was warehoused when Dominican children in public schools were left without textbooks.

She explained the purchases were made without coordinating with what was included in the school curriculum. She said the items are now said to be obsolete and are waiting for incineration.

Despite the awarding of 4% of GDP to the Ministry of Education since 2016, the investigative journalist’s investigation indicates that the purpose of the past administrations seemed to be simply to spend an astronomical amount of money. Cespedes says that either too much was bought, or too little had been delivered on time...

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Low IQ.
Dumb as rocks.
Idiots.
Fools.
Imbeciles.
Stupid.
Whackos.
Muppets.
Shall I continue?
Entrepreneurs at gaming the system.

So they have been stored, presumably in a connected persons warehouse (that's how this usually works) and now that the Education Ministry has been paying for all that storage, they will find a transport company (usually owned by a well connected person) who will take them to another well connected person to be incinerated.

All of that is, of course, after anything of value has been sent out the back door and sold.......to the benefit of those well connected individuals. Sadly, that is why people spend so much money to get elected..............and why it sometimes can get violent. Lots of money to be made once they get inside the halls of government.

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Lindsey, you should contact the Ministerio de Educacion to see if you can get your hands on some of the electronics and/or books.

Will try but always have not been successful getting to the level where someone could make a decision. Last year when they did not have enough desks in Jamao, I had access to maybe 1000 school desks, tables and chairs. All I needed was to be waived the customs hoops and recieve delivery. I was willing to donate all but about 1- 15 to the school districts. No one could help me to get to the top where all decisions are made.

That is what I think is the problem. The communication and operations do not flow throughout the Ministry of Educaiton.
 
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Will try but always have not been successful getting to the level where someone could make a decision. Last year when they did not have enough desks in Jamao, I had access to maybe 1000 school desks, tables and chairs. All I needed was to be waived the customs hoops and recieve delivery. I was willing to donate all but about 1- 15 to the school districts. No one could help me to get to the top where all decisions are made.

That is what I think is the problem. The communication and operations do not flow throughout the Ministry of Education.
You may have better luck getting to Angel Hernandez.
 

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Will try but always have not been successful getting to the level where someone could make a decision. Last year when they did not have enough desks in Jamao, I had access to maybe 1000 school desks, tables and chairs. All I needed was to be waived the customs hoops and recieve delivery. I was willing to donate all but about 1- 15 to the school districts. No one could help me to get to the top where all decisions are made.

That is what I think is the problem. The communication and operations do not flow throughout the Ministry of Educaiton.
That's the problem, why do citizens not have access to email the Minsters.....
 

malko

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As it is the case for most things here in the DR, the real problem is that the general public just does not care...... as long as they get a bottle of cheap brugal and a salami, a few days before elections, all is good.
 
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I suspect there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. I wonder who published these books and what they are about? It's a decent way of laundering money, just cut and copy a lot of garbage from the internet and make it into a book, print it for $1 per book and then sell it for US$20 per copy. And "oh guess what, these books are not relevant to the curriculum". And then as stated, warehouse them in your mate's warehouse at a high cost, and then transport them using your other mate's transport company at another high cost to your mate's incineration plant where they are burnt at high cost, all the time charging the ministry of education.

And if anyone asks "we were buying books for children" seems innocent and worthy doesn't it. And of course we then need a show trial where your mate the prosecutor does a lot of bluster and arrests someone who shortly afterwards gets put on house arrest, and then gets let off.
 

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All Ministries, Ministers and their minions pocket the money.

Many in charge are recycled from previous presidencies. They’re old hands at this. They know the ropes and teach it to anyone new, who are usually varying degrees of nepotees.

Let them eat cake.

I am convinced that there is no hope for public education, except for what can be done with grass roots organizations like Lindsey’s.
 

chico bill

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You have to look no further that to see the word Government in the headline to know it is mismanaged.
Only the laziest miscreants go into government to never have to work and have a job for life...........