The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission(EC) of Ghana, Jean Adukwei Mensa has assured Ghanaians that said her outfit is going to do a perfect job during the 2020 general elections.
This comment comes after IMANI Ghana boss, Franklin Cudjoe, stated that EC’s recent procurement process for the selection of vendors for the Biometric Voter Management Solution (BVMS) is fraught with irregularities. He claimed that Commission was going to pay for more contrary to the earlier position that money would be saved.
But, Madam Jean Mensa in a recent submission stated that the procurement process was above board, having gone through the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) and the Central Tender Review Committee (CTRC) for the approval of the Commission’s tendering process.
Delivering her submission, she said;
“All the four companies shortlisted demonstrated their technical capabilities openly, and that the vendor with the competitive price was selected for the building of the data center as well as the supply of biometric materials, adding that the credibility of the election is their main focus.
The EC would be saving not over GH¢173 million on a new register compared to refurbishing or upgrading the BVMS supplied by STL.”