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Parliament is not aware of $89 million GVGKelni contract-MP

Written by  May 23, 2018
The Member of Parliament for Buem constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Daniel K. Ashiamah, has disclosed on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, parliament is unaware about the $89 million GVGKelni contract. Appearing on the show today [Wednesday], the legislator said he cannot defend the contract because parliament has not been informed on the controversial contract. The Deputy Ranking Member on the Communication Committee in Parliament revealed he only got the information via phone. ‘’I only received the information via phone. I admonished our chair, Kennedy Agyapong to invite the ministry to appear before the committee so we are informed on what to say. But as I speak to you, I have seen the document on the contract and so heard the contract has already been signed. How can I defend this contract? This is the trademark of the NPP. They always play a fast on Ghanaians.’’ ‘’We never saw the contract document and that was a bad practice. The minister erred,’’ he insited. He lambasted the NPP for abusing the previous NDC government over the infamous Subah Info Solutions deal. Background In 2010 the Ghana Revenue Authority contracted Subah to oversee revenue assurance activities within the telcos. The company received GHC75 million for what critics say was payment for no work done. Later on in 2015, Afriwave was appointed by the NCA to perform the job of an interconnect clearinghouse services which was similar to the job being done by Subah. They were also paid an amount of GHC40 million. In 2017, the NPP government is now contracting a new foreign company, Kelni GVG to do similar job. The telecommunication company was selected by government to monitor all mobile money transactions on the various platforms both on each network and between networks in an attempt to curb the incidence of simbox fraud within telcos in the country.
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