After sentencing the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Programme (GYEEDA), Abuga Pele, the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga is calling for the scrapping of sole sourcing as a means to address the rising spate of corruption in Ghana.
Abuga Pele, the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), was sentenced alongside the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of 18 years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state.
In the scandal that hit the now Youth Employment Agency (YEA), some companies including Zoomlion Ghana Limited, RLG, Asongtaba Cottage Industry Limited and Better Ghana
Management Services Limited, among others were contracted to render services under various modules for the GYEEDA programme.
It subsequently emerged that monies were paid to these companies who were awarded the contracts through sole sourcing for no work done.
Mr. Ayariga further said the awarding of all contracts through competitive bidding processes will tackle the canker associated with sole sourcing.
“President Akufo Addo is against sole sourcing. He campaigned against sole sourcing but reducing sole sourcing is not enough. I think we should abolish it entirely,” he indicated.
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