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General News of Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Communications Ministry submits KelniGVG contract details to AG

The Ministry of Communication has submitted all relevant documents regarding the controversial Kelni GVG contract to the Attorney General’s Department, pending filing at the court registry.

The move follows an order by the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah that the documents on the contract be made available.

Two individuals, John Ato Bonful, and Nana Adom Kanyi, as well a pressure group, ‘The Citizens of Ghana Movement’ who feared the implementation of the contract could breach their rights to privacy sought an injunction against the implementation of the traffic monitoring, revenue assurance and mobile money monitoring Common Platform.
The Ministry’s attempt to block the order from being effected last week failed.

The Ministry’s Communication specialist, Sandra Frimpong told Citi News details of the contract addresses concerns on privacy.

“The documents have been given to the Attorney General’s department and we are certain and hopeful that they will file it at the court registry as the court requested that the Ministry of Communication does by close of today…We have made sure that the privacy concerns have been addressed.”

The Ministry’s deal with KelniGVG has come under immense public scrutiny over fears of breach of privacy.

IMANI Africa sounded an alarm over the details of the deal and called for its termination.

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, argued that the deal mirrored the controversial deals the state entered into with Subah and Afriwave.

These deals were criticized by the now-governing New Patriotic Party when it was in opposition.

IMANI also raised the privacy concerns while questioning the credibility of Kelni GVG.

So far, there are four lawsuits against the deal.