- An amount of $66 million involved was involved in the deal to acquire a software for SSNIT
- The Board Chairman of SSNIT, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, has stated that the matter is being investigated by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO)
Reports reaching YEN reveal that five people are currently under investigation with regard to an award of a contract for the acquisition of a software.
The amount involved in the transaction is alleged to be $66 million.
The software was intended to assist in the networking of all branches of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
This was to assist in the receipt of data directly from the head office. It was also intended to enhance efficiency in SSNIT’s operations.
The current administration of SSNIT, has however condemned the transaction. The trust’s board has consequently called for a thorough audit of all aspects of the deal.
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Shedding light on the next course of action, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Kwame Addo Kuffour, indicated that the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) would conduct investigations into the matter.
He added that those found guilty of misappropriation of funds would be dealt with according to the law.
He also said that aside the five persons being queried, fifteen others would be called in as witnesses with regard to the matter.
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