Founding president for Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has disclosed a threat from some quarters in government following his demand for the abrogation of the controversial Kelni GVG contract.
Mr. Cudjoe has demanded the resignation of Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu over the contract which he lamented is a duplication of the Subah Info Solution contract.
He told host of Frontline, Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the contract awarded Kelni GVG, a Haitian originated company, to design, develop and implementation of a common platform for traffic monitoring, revenue assurance, and mobile money monitoring and fraud management—is wasteful and an avenue to milk the state’s coffers.
Mr. Cudjoe wondered why the Ministry of Communications signed a new contract under the name of a common monitoring platform for a service that is already being rendered under an existing contract by a fellow government agency?”
He said government cannot pay an amount of $89 million to Kelni GVG, in addition to a monthly $1.5 million to a company to provide services whose returns to the state is either negligible or non-existent.
He maintained there was no point signing a deal with Kelni when the Telcos can provide the same information the company is providing.
In his view, the contract would have made sense if the company was raking in revenues to the tune of $40 million a month, he argued, given the kind of investment government has made after it appointed the company.
In a latest post on his official facebook wall, Mr. Cudjoe revealed that he received a message which read: "What am gathering concerning your utterances on the [GVG ] matter is not palatable. Just be on your guard and watch your movements and surroundings."
However, the outspoken personality says he is unperturbed and that they will continue to demand for value for money.
‘’Just came in from a highly placed source from the Ministry of Interior.Well, well, well. We are by this notice going international then and put all our friends local and international on notice.
The matter continues unabated.’’