IT company demands GH₵38 million in law suit against police

IT company demands GH₵38 million in law suit against police

Watergates Ghana Limited, an IT company, has reportedly sued the Ghana police for GH₵38 million, after what it described as the unlawful termination of its contract by the service.

The company is said to have been contracted by the police to manage its online recruitment process in October 2012.

According to a report by myjoyonline.com on Wednesday, both parties agreed that the net revenue generated from the web portal would be shared in a ratio of 60:40, with 60 percent of the profit going to police and the company keeping the rest.

Both parties estimated that GH₵25 million would be generated yearly from the exercise.

However, the report said, after Watergates spent GH₵4 million on preparation for the project, it received a letter from the police on April 9, 2014, unilaterally withdrawing from the partnership.

The company requested a meeting with the police to have the issue discussed but was ignored.

It also petitioned the president and other government functionaries but nothing came out of it, the report said.

The Watergates reportedly said it decided to head to court after it saw an advert in the Ghanaian Times newspaper in which the police announced its intention to contract some companies for an online recruitment service.

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It is, therefore, seeking damages GH₵13,967,000 for breach of contract and special damages of GH₵25 million for the expenses incurred on printing scratch cards for the recruitment service, the report added.

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