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Opinions of Saturday, 10 February 2018

Columnist: Isaac Adongo

Rejected sole sourcing contracts did not save the state any money

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The President is now suffering from Dr Bawumia's empty analysis. If your ministers inflate contracts and 44% of these contracts are rejected from being pushed through sole sourcing, how can you just put the proposed contract sums together and say you have saved the state those monies?

It is only when you then contract those projects through competitive tendering at a Lower contract price that you can describe the difference as savings.

Even then, how can you save the state money when it is your own ministers and Government who inflated the contract sums to defraud the state?

Instead of claiming savings from your own fraudulent conduct, the President should have been reporting the names of those ministers who submitted the inflated contracts for sole sourcing and which BNI cells are holding them in wait for Martin Amidu.

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