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EC ‘secretly’ hiring local IT firm to manage election data - Asiedu Nketia claims

Tue, 4 Jun 2019 Source: kingdomfmonline.com

The General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia is accusing the Electoral Commission of contracting an indigenous IT company to manage the country’s electoral data system, on the blind side of political parties.

The contract of an Israeli company, Superlock Technologies Limited (STL), has been terminated by EC, he said.

The daring politician aka General Mosquito made the claims in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Kingdom FM 107.7 Accra Tuesday morning.

But even before an official announcement will be made on who takes over from them, the party is alleging that an indigenous Ghanaian company had been hired as the new vendor.

This development the NDC says will compromise the integrity of the 2020 elections.

Asiedu Nketiah explained that access to the data was a key factor as a transparency measure.

According to him, before procuring the biometric registration, all stakeholders decided that such important data should not be left in the hands of any single person.

General Mosquito questioned why the EC insists on printing Ballot Papers abroad saying there are equally competent IT firms to execute the printing and other jobs.

He supported his claims by adding that time when Ballot Papers were printed beyond the boarders of Ghana is over saying it was only done because of the lack of security features.

Source: kingdomfmonline.com

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