Guilty SSNIT officials will face 5-year jail term - PPA

Guilty SSNIT officials will face 5-year jail term - PPA

- The public procurement authority says its currently investigating the $72 million dollar SSNIT scandal

- All corrupt officials found guilty of an offense will suffer a 5 year jail sentence

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The SSNIT software scandal has seen the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) begin a strict audit of all the transactions that took place.

Guilty SSNIT officials will face 5-year jail term - PPA

Guilty SSNIT officials will face 5-year jail term - PPA

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Head of the Authority, Agyening Boateng Agyei, is thus revealing that all persons found guilty in the wake of the audit will be slapped with 5-year jail sentences.

YEN.com.gh had earlier reported on the various aspects of this scandal which further revealed tht the said $72 million dollar software was not even functional.

Speaking in an interview with Citi FM, the CEO of the PPA says the authority is currently looking out for "possible infractions to the provisions of the procurement law".

So far, EOCO has started investigations into the SSNIT scandal with over 5 executives currently being interrogated.

The cost, which was originally $34 million, later ballooned to $66 million and then to $72 million due to maintenance and additional infrastructure.

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Meanwhile, attorney general, Gloria Akufo has revealed that she is not rushing to prosecute any corrupt official and that her ministry will put together a strong evidence before proceeding to dish out prosecutions.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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