The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has dismissed reports that the award of a contract to Persol Systems Limited to construct a data centre for the commission was as a result of links with the Chairperson, Jean Mensa.According to the reports, the data management company is owned by the husband of the EC Chair.
“This is an outrageous lie since the said company has no links whatsoever to the Chairperson and her husband,” the EC said in a statement on Sunday.
Signed by Acting Director of Public Affairs Sylvia Annoh, the statement asked the public to disregard “this fabrication and to treat it with the contempt it deserves”.
The EC admitted that in the lead-up to the general elections in December, there will be attempts by some persons “to malign the integrity and credibility of Chairperson, her deputies and the Commission”.
Persol Systems Limited was on Thursday announced by the Commission as the winner of the contract to construct a new Production and Disaster Recovery Data Centre.
MTN was also awarded the contract to provide internet connectivity services to the various district offices of the Commission.
The selection was made following a successful international competitive tender process and subsequent short listing of bidders last year, in compliance with the Public Procurement Act regulations.