-Majority Leader in Parliament has expressed concerns in relation to the silence of the minority over the SSNIT issue
-He indicated that the minority was quick to speak on other matters when it was raised in Parliament
-A $72 Million scandal has hit SSNIT and has gained national attention
Honorable Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament has indicated that it is quiet worrying that the Minority in Parlianment have not waded into the controversial $72 million software scandal that has rocked The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Adom FM on their morning show called Dwaso Nsem, the lawmaker indicated that the deafening silence of the minority was quite worrying.
He added that the minority were quick to organize counter press conferences on other topical issues but wondered why nothing has been heard from them concerning the SSNIT scandal.
He indicated that Parliament would deliberate and possibly launch its own probe into the matter in October after it resumes from recess.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust is currently under investigation by The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for spending a bloated figure of $72 million to procure and install software and hardware systems known as the Operational Business Suite (OBS) in a bid to computerize chunks of the work that is being done at the Trust.
Investigations into the matter have revealed that the initial cost of the software was in the region of $32 million and the final figure arrived at was $72 million. It has also been revealed that the software that was procured was delivered but appeared to be faulty.
EOCO, as part of its investigations has also interdicted the Head of IT at the Trust on the allegations of the use of fake documents to apply for his job.
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