Sam George has slammed Akufo-Addo over the spate of “corruption” under his tenure as president.
Commenting on the controversial $89 million Kelni GVG contract, he challenged the president to terminate the contract, which has attracted widespread condemnation.
“The Kelni GVG $89 million contract stinks. If the President has no scruples with fighting corruption, He should demand the immediate abrogation of the contract and order an investigation into the processes leading up to the award of the contract.
“I maintain that the Ghanaian taxpayer has no business paying a dime to any private business to monitor traffic. Get the NCA to execute the mandate of the Communications Service Tax Act. This contract and the previous SUBAH one were needless and a drain on the public purse.
“Let’s put our Nation first. Let’s think about the taxpayer and protect for the next generation. Let’s put politics aside and do what’s right. Only if we are willing,” he said in a post on his Facebook wall.
Kelni GVG, a Haitian originated company, has been awarded a contract by the government for design, development and implementation of a common platform for traffic monitoring, revenue assurance, and mobile money monitoring and fraud management, a contract IMANI has labelled as wasteful and an avenue to milk the state’s coffers.
Subah Info Solution and Afriwave, according to experts, are already performing similar jobs for the Communication Ministry.
The Kelni GVG contract upon its signing stipulates that a payment of $1,491,225 be paid monthly for a 5-year period, amounting to a total of USD 89,473,500.
Per the terms of the contract, which was signed in December 2017, the monthly payments are supposed to begin no later than 30 days after the contract was signed.