• Francis Sosu has revealed the involvement of two foreign companies behind the COVID-19 Tracker App
• He alleges that Government paid a US$1 million contract sum a month after the app was registered for use
• The two companies Sosu named are; iQuent Technology and Ascend Digital Solutions
The two companies according to the Madina lawmaker are iQuent Technology and Ascend Digital Solutions.
The allegation was contained in a write-up sighted by YesGhanaOnline, in which Sosu revealed that the contract was first awarded a month after the app was registered for use, a move he [Sosu] believes raises substantial corrupt practice.
He stressed that it remained unclear how an amount of US$7.4 million earmarked for community engagement and risk communication on the Coronavirus pandemic was also expended.
“Also, the US$1million Covid-19 tracker app awarded to two foreign companies, iQuent Technology and Ascend Digital Solutions a month after registration raises substantial corruption issues, as well as the US$240,000 spent on the launch of the tracker,” portions of the write read.
“It is also unclear how the US$7.4million earmarked for community engagement and risk communication was utilized,” it added.