SSNIT Investigation EOCO identifies other corrupt deals

The Executive Director of The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), K. K. Amoah said they have given themselves a week more to conclude investigations into the SSNIT scandal.

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The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), has uncovered more corrupt deals as it investigates how $72 million was spent on Operational Business Suite (OBS) by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

This was revealed by the Executive Director of EOCO, K. K. Amoah.

He told Accra-based Peace FM that they have given themselves a week more to conclude investigations into the SSNIT scandal.

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He said the crime office was hoping to finish the investigation within 7 days “because this matter is of interest to a lot of people.”

“As I speak to you, my men are still investigating some workers and officials of SSNIT. There is also a gentleman called Hagan we have interviewed. He was the Project Manager.”

“Some items stated in the contract were not supplied. $34 million was set aside for the contract. It was bloated to about $72-73 million. We haven’t completed with the investigations, but I believe the figures may go up,” he added.

EOCO is investigating SSNIT spending $72 million on procuring and installing a software and other hardware systems known as the Operational Business Suite in order to digitize the Trust.

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

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The Board Chairman of SSNIT, Kwame Addo Kufuor, said about 15 people had appeared before EOCO as witnesses in the matter.

PricewaterhouseCoopers was also contracted to audit the contract.

SSNIT’s General Manager in charge of Management Information Systems (MIS), Caleb Afaglo, was also dismissed for securing the job with fake degrees after he had been investigated by EOCO.

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