MMI: OccupyGhana Demands Sibton, GhIPPS Contracts

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Pressure group, OcupyGhana, has written to the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the Office of the Vice-President, Ministry of Finance and the Chief of Staff, demanding copies of the contract documents and agreements between the BoG and Sibton Switch Systems Limited, in relation to the Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI) contract abrogated by the current Government of Ghana.

The group is also requesting all relevant documents pertaining to the new contract signed with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), which executed the project.

A statement signed by a member of the group, Kwaku Segbefia, said: “OccupyGhana® respectfully writes to formally request for copies of contract documents and agreements between the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and Sibton Switch Systems Limited in relation to the Mobile Money Interoperability contract abrogated by the current Government of Ghana. We specifically require documents relating to and surrounding the termination of the Sibton Contract.

“We, additionally, request to be furnished with all relevant documents pertaining to the new contract signed with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) to execute the Mobile Money Interoperability project.

“We further request to be furnished with all related tender documents and legal opinions obtained by you in relation to the above mentioned contracts between you and the two contractors (Sibton Switch and GhIPSS).”

It added: “We count on you to furnish us with the requested contract and tender documents no more than 14 calendar days after the date of issuance of this letter.

“We would appreciate it if your good office considers our request under the enshrined citizens’ Right to Information under Article 21 of the 1992 Ghana Constitution.”

Source: ClassFMonline

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