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General News of Tuesday, 18 February 2020


EC declines MP’s request for Information sharing

Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensah Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensah

The Electoral Commission has declined a request by Ashaiman MP Ernest Norgbe to share information on how it selected its consultants.

In a letter addressed to lawyer for the MP Martin Kpebu, the EC said the MP has not paid the necessary charges under the Right to Information law to enable him have access to the Information required.

The legislature wants to know the processes the Commission adopted prior to contracting the services of Dr. Ofori-Adjei, IT Consultant and Mr. A. Akrofi, Procurement Consultant; and whether the said procurement was done in accordance with Part 6 of the Public Procurement Act.

Per a letter dated 3rd February 2020, written by Mr. Norgbey’s lawyer, Martin Kpebu and addressed to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, the lawmaker is requesting in hard copy form or on a flash drive, the record of the proceedings for the said procurement.

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