Acting President of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council, Kwame Amo Ntow Fianko, has been fingered for allegedly breaching electoral procedure after submitting two additional companies to the list of those seeking to develop software for the running of this year’s students’ election.
The two are Mottes Systems and Sweet AIT Investment Limited.
Ntow Fianko submitted the invoices from the two companies to the Dean after the SRC Electoral Commission had already presented five companies to the Dean to facilitate the procurement process.
The companies presented by the Electoral Commission are Vegmedianet Paveg Enterprise, Icann Technologies Limited, Top-tier Software Solutions, Fink & Sove Company Ltd., and Saprosoft Solution.
According to UniversNews sources, the SRC President submitted his list at the blind side of the Electoral Commissioners, who have been are trusted to lead the process.
Bright Manukure Siaw, the first Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Students Representative Council has confirmed this.
He says that members of the Executive Committee of the SRC (EXECOM) were taken aback by the development.
In an interview with UniversNews, Bright Siaw narrated that the University’s Director of Logistics questioned the move to present additional invoices.
“I went to the [Dean’s] office, spoke to the Secretary about the development and she indicated that these are invoices and the more the invoices, the better for the process. The letter he [Ntow Fianko] wrote, not even EXECOM members are aware. When the letter got to the Director of logistics, the Director rejected it. He called the Commissioners asking why that letter again. We told him that it was new to us,” he told UniversNews.
Bright Siaw questioned the Dean’s decision to approve the letter from Ntow Fianko in the face of procedures agreed by the Executive Committee of the SRC.
“The Dean, you are aware the Commission has submitted invoices. We opened tender, agreed by EXECOM and we’ve submitted it to your office through procurement so why then would you submit an invoice from a letter from the SRC President?”
He says that a meeting is expected to be held between the Executive Committee and the Dean on Tuesday to bring finality to the matter.
Meanwhile, Bright Siaw says that what is more worrying are the persons behind the companies submitted by the SRC President.
He alleged that one of the companies was owned by a resident of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana and could manipulate the system in favour of a particular aspirant.