The Member of Parliament for North Tongu has diligently shared details of correspondence, memos, and proposals involving Ascend Digital Solutions, GIFEC, and other parties to undermine the credibility of the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who claimed to be unaware of the $48 million rural telephony contract being executed by Ascend Digital Solutions.
In his recent post, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa expressed bewilderment as to why an institution like GIFEC would allow itself to be manipulated for political purposes in a matter of significant concern involving corruption.
“GIFEC has also hurriedly put out a bizarre statement claiming that their Administrator does not recall providing a proof of contract attestation after I released his own signed document,” Ablakwa wrote
If both Ursula and the government assert that they are not familiar with Ascend Digital Solutions, it raises the question of why Ascend was presented to the World Bank as having successfully executed the contentious US$48 million rural telephony project.
Okudzeto Ablakwa plans to bring his troubling discoveries, along with several other serious infractions, to the attention of the World Bank, intending to shed light on the matter and seek appropriate action.
As per Ablakwa’s statement, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful would seemingly prefer that Ghanaians and the World Bank remain unaware of the alleged collaboration between her ministry and Ascend Digital Solutions to secure an additional $50 million World Bank-funded contract under the eTransform project.
Ablakwa has asserted that publishing the details online is done in the spirit of transparency, truth, and accountability, with the hope that Ghanaians can form their own informed judgments based on the information provided.
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