President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has impressed upon President Akufo-Addo to set aside the controversial KelniGVG contract and also probe the processes that led to the award of the supposed Revenue Assurance and Monitoring contract.
Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has strongly defended the $89.4million contract awarded Kelni-GVG by the government of Ghana, saying attempts to impugn the integrity of the contract will not wash.
The Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the government would not hesitate in punishing the telcos that fail to adhere to the process.
Telecommunications companies that do no connect to the Common Platform operated by Kelni GVG by June 11, 2017, will face sanctions, she cautioned.
But the IMANI Boss, Cudjoe has told GHOne TV that there will be a full cocked pressure in the coming days by aggressive CSOs (CSO platform on Tax Justice) who have questioned the deal, hence advised the government to better withdraw and look into the contract properly.
“There’ll be a bit more pressure which will lead to several meetings and I suspect that in all of this there’ll be reason to understand that somehow lets step back a bit and understand that technology evolves; You don’t have to pay so much for a technology you own after five years. It may be redundant. And I pray that they listen to wise counsel” he said.
President of Imani Franklin Cudjoe has been one of the leading voices in the KelniGVG contract , who has constantly condemned the revenue assurance deal which is meant to monitor revenue in the telcos industry.
Although the government insists the deal saves the country $1.1 million a month, Mr Cudjoe wonders why the state has been paying the firm $1.5 million per month since January for “no work done”.
For him, the deal is “needless” and a rip-off.