The Community Development Alliance has accused the government of Ghana of engaging in illegal procurement practices that not only violate procurement laws and regulation codes but also international conventions and approved practices.
The 67-page risk assessment report put together reveals several damning procurement breaches and corruption risks taken by the government of Ghana since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March of last year.
The report reveals that iQuent Technologies and Ascend Digital Solutions, the two foreign companies that won the Million Dollar contract to develop the Covid-19 tracker app were illegally registered with the Public Procurement Authority and failed to go through tender.
Also, one company whose name kept coming up during the ministerial vetting earlier this year was cited in the report. Frontier Healthcare Solution Services Limited, the company which was tasked to conduct antigen tests at the Kotoka International Airport managed to do so without proper tender nor registration with the Public Procurement Authority.
Zoomlion Ghana was also awarded a contract to disinfect and fumigate several government institutions, schools, and markets nationwide based on sole sourcing.
The report also reveals that over GHC42million was spent on hot meals during the period without any proper tendering or documentation. This revelation is in direct contradiction of the clarification given by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the 2020 Mid-year Budget Review that, the country spent on 12 Million Ghana Cedis on hot meals meant for the less privileged during the lockdown and not GHC54 million as he had captured earlier.
The Full Covid-19 Risk Assessment Report Below: