The Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori Tenkorang has debunked controversies surrounding the cost of the new OBS software. According to him, the outstanding cost of the software is $72million and not $66million as has been circulating in the public sphere.
The clarification followed controversies and a recent investigation of 5 people by the Economic and organized Crime Office (EOCO) for their involvement in the OBS software contract. In an interview with Citi News, the Board Chairman of SSNIT, Kwame Addo Kufour revealed that about 15 people have already appeared before EOCO as witnesses.
According to him, SSNIT has been experiencing serious technical problems, hence the need to create a software that could aid smooth operation of their work. He also mentioned that the company will continue to incur more cost until the software is completed and effective at work.
The software is designed to facilitate networking of the various branches of SSNIT across the country, and to enhance the quality of work.
Article by Nora Asiedu