We have seen that when the Deputy Minister of Transport wrote to the Ministry of Finance on 8th July 2015, to pay GHS3,649,044.75 to Smarttys, declaring that “the rebranding… has been completed,” there was no contract and there was no Public Procurement Authority approval.
We have taken due note of the President’s invitation to Ghanaians to name for him, persons in his government who are corrupt, so that he deals with them.
Ace Ankomah, one of our leading members and a lawyer, grants a phone interview and explains further what we have uncovered so far on Joy News’ edition of NewsFile
As we have seen, the Ministry of Transport’s 28th July 2015 letter to the Public Procurement Authority to approve both the sole-sourcing of the Smarttys Contract and the contract sum in excess of GHS3.6m, was full of lies.
As we showed earlier, the Ministry of Transport, went to the Public Procurement Authority for 2 approvals:
1. to give the branding contract to Smarttys and Smarttys alone (without allowing any other bid), and
2. to approve the contract sum in excess of GHS3.6m.
We know that with contracts, length or size has nothing to do with it (all naughty puns excluded). But it is scandalous and insulting to Ghanaians that the entire Smartty’s ‘Contract’, when it finally came to be signed, was effectively just a ONE PAGE document.