NDC’s electronic payment was selected – Barbara AsamoahPublished 29 mins ago on November 23, 2022By MyNewsGH
BARBARA SERWAA ASAMOAH-1
A Deputy General Secretary for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Barbara Serwaa Asamoah has denied knowledge of the processes used in selecting a company for the electronic payment platform for the NDC.
Edem Agbana in a press statement reacting to claims by Vice Chairman for the NDC Said Sinare that the General Secretary for the party single-handedly selected the company handling the party’s electronic payment system.
He indicated that Hon. Barbara Serwaa Asamoah was in charge of the process to select one of the companies for the job.
“Following a decision by the party to set up an electronic payment platform, Deputy General Secretary Barbara Asamoah was tasked to invite proposals from interested companies, and she was charged to also find out for colleague FEC members if they know any firms with the required Fintech experience to submit their bids.
Madam Asamoah is the one who received and submitted a shortlist of the bids she received to a committee, which was put together to handle Procurements, and chaired by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia,” Edem Agbana’s statement said.
But reacting to the statement, Barbara Asamoah indicated that she received two bids none of which made it to the final stage of the procurement process.
She indicated that she did not have an idea of the third company that was given the contract.
“However, the third company, RX-Zone Technologies, which eventually won the bid submitted their proposal to Peter Boamah Otokunor, therefore I do not have any information on that company. At the said meeting with Dr. Atta Boateng who was invited to help evaluate the proposals by the three companies with his technical background, I handed over the two proposals that came to me for evaluation. The assertion that I was asked to meet with Dr. Atta Boateng separately to further review and report to the committee is a complete falsehood. I was never invited to any other meeting again until I was invited to a finance committee meeting in the office of the former chief of staff, Hon. Julius Debrah, where the company, RX-Zone Technologies had already been selected by a means I am not in known of did a presentation on how the app was going to operate,” her statement said.