SSNIT Scandal We will comment on SSNIT rot after expert advice - Minority

Since the news at SSNIT broke, the Minority, which is usually noted for holding press conferences to comment on developing issues, is to the surprise of many yet to officially comment on the subject matter.

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The Minority in Parliament has said it will only make a public comment on the recent scandal at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) after receiving “expert advice” on the matter.

This comes on the back of the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) investigation of the $72 million software and hardware system known as Operational Business Suite (OBS) at SSNIT which was installed to digitize processes at the Trust.

The original cost of the contract was said to be $34 dollars. Having been bid on by some 10 software companies, the contract had been won by a consortium of two companies – Perfect Business Systems (PBS) and Silverlake Consortium (SC).

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But SSNIT was said to have failed to properly scope the contract and so IT Infrastructure was found not fit for purpose after spending $34 million.


So an additional request was made in an attempt to fix the oversight leading to several added cost ballooning the figure to $72 million. And this is what has got so many people talking. About 15 people have already appeared before EOCO as witnesses in the matter.

But since the news broke, the Minority, which is usually noted for holding press conferences to comment on developing issues, is to the surprise of many yet to officially comment on the subject matter.

At a press conference in Accra to address a separate matter, the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said “We don’t just want to talk as a Minority, I need expert advice. We are studying; we don’t want to be a Minority that just rushes to say.”

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“In fact last week, there was a meeting on the particular subject. There are many issues including free SHS…Don’t forget that myself I was the Minister who oversaw pensions and I do have a position on the prudent management of pension resources.

At the appropriate time, when I’m satisfied with the details, we would address the public on this and many issues,” he said.

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