The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has interdicted Head of SSNIT Management Information Systems, Dr. Caleb Afaglo for presenting fake degrees and documents to attain the job of an IT boss.
A thorough investigation by the anti-graft agency of EOCO revealed that Dr. Afaglo did not have a doctorate degree, masters’ degree or even a first degree. The revelation was made after an investigation into the role of Dr. Afaglo with regards to the $72 billion software contract.
Joy News sources at EOCO said that Dr. Afaglo was selected as the General Manager of the MIS because of his supposed stunning credentials. EOCO gathered information of him working as Head of IT Department for GLICO Insurance, MTN and Dominion University. He was responsible for the implementation of the phase one and two of the Operational Business Software (OBS).
Sources say that Authorities of Dominion University discovered the fraud after applying for an accreditation at the National Accreditation Board. He was allegedly sacked from all three organizations after discovering his fake credentials.
Meanwhile, the company that submitted the lowest bid for the contract, Persol Limited has also refuted claims advanced for rejecting its proposal. Apparently the company met all the criteria, apart from the absence of a signature of the power of attorney.
Persol Boss, Mr. Micheal Quarshie told Kojo Yankson on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday, that they provided all the required documents. ‘our Proposal had a power of attorney submitted, it had the name of the person whom we were giving the power of attorney to, and had the director of the company.’ he said.
The Trust has recently been charged with mismanagement of funds following a revelation that it spent $72 million to obtain a faulty software from 2012 to 2016. The initial contract sum was $34 million but have shot up within a period of four years to $72 million.
The contract awarded in 2012 was to replace the manual operation of the Trust, provide quality services to consumers and facilitate real time processing of reports.
By Nora Asiedu