29 August 2017

SSNIT IT head interdicted over fake degrees – Starr Fm

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has interdicted the Head of IT for the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Dr. Caleb Afaglo for possessing fake degrees.

According to Starr FM sources, Dr. Afaglo had indicated that he had a BSC and MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PHD from the Kennedy Western University which has been found to be false.

Starr FM sources have revealed that EOCO has already conducted raids on the residence of Dr. Afaglo with his passport seized. His bank account has also been frozen by the anti-graft body.

Prior to his appointment at SSNIT, Dr Afaglo had worked as IT consultant for the Trust, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), and at MTN Ghana and Action Chapel International as the Data Services Supervising Engineer.

The exposé over Dr. Afaglo’s qualification comes after SSNIT is being slammed for purchasing a controversial OBS software at a cost $72million.

SSNIT settled for the $72 million OBS software to automate all the core processes in the administration of pension although it received tenders to undertake the project at much cheaper prices including $9 million.

A document on the deal indicates that the eventual winner of the contract bid produced a tender price of $27,610,792 but that was reviewed to 34, 011,914.21 after the General Services Manager of SSNIT identified arithmetic errors in the tender of the eventual winner, Perfect Business Systems and Silverlake Consortium.

Perfect Business Systems and Silverlake Consortium was chosen out of the total of 10 companies and joint venture responded to the tender by the October 19, 2011 deadline.

Perfect Business System’s $34million was almost nine times the amount presented by Persol Systems, about $4million.

Sambus Company Limited presented the second least bid price of $9.8 million.

After the deal between SSNIT and Perfect Business Systems and Silverlake Consortium was sealed in 2012, the cost of the project increased by about $32million.

The increase was attributed to the procurement of additional equipment including servers and flash drivers and headsets.

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