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Business - November 10, 2020

Majority defends US$100 million traffic management contract to Huawei

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The majority in Congress defended the government’s award of a $100 million traffic management contract to Huawei.

Last year, President Akufo-Addo (Akufo-Addo) cut the $100 million contract awarded by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to Beijing Daily Traffic and Lighting Technology Company.

The minority in the parliament warned the government not to award contracts to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and China National Technology Import and Export Corporation.

Seth Kwame Acheampong, chairman of the National Defense and Internal Affairs Commission, told Starr News that since the attorney general and the PPA approved the new contract, ethnic minorities’ concerns are unfounded.

He said: “At least the government’s lawyer wrote the minister’s letter because according to the 1992 Constitution, the person who advises executives on administrative affairs is the attorney general. The attorney general made it clear that because people provided us with the facility The Chinese have some conditions, and the condition is to use a Chinese company, so the competent authority can continue to sign Huawei technology. Look, our Chinese sellers in Ghana are trading here.”

He continued: “Beijing everyone knows, we don’t know their office in Ghana, I don’t know. We have NCA to check if they seek, because to deploy in this country, you need to obtain NCA’s permit and permit. They did not ask them to provide any of these.”

“We have conducted due diligence on them. Therefore, I am not troubled, I am not worried about anything.”

He added: “My information and the real information of PPA, PPA allowed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sign a contract with the new supplier Huawei in the name of the Republic of Ghana, and authorized and cleared the transaction. It did not proceed, and further hinted and stated. : The Ministry of Highways should terminate the contract with Beijing Tianwei.”


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