5 persons including the former Director General (DG) for SSNIT have been dragged to court over the controversial Operations Business Suite (OBS) software scandal.
Charges leveled against them, resulting from the SSNIT SAGA include willfully causing financial loss to the State, defrauding by false pretense, contravention of Public Procurement Act, possession of forged documents, authoring forged documents among others.
These have been allegedly brought against former Director General (DG) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), and John Hagan Mensah, former OBS project manager; Caleb Kweku Afaglo, former Head of Information Technology (IT) Department and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Business Systems (PBS), Juliet Hasana Kramah, who was contracted for the project and Peter Hayibor, former General Counsel of SSNIT.
The five have been dragged to court over the controversial Operations Business Suite (OBS) software scandal which was brought in at the time to help integrate the operations of the branches and the head office unto a seamless platform for improved communication and interactions.
The contract, signed in 2012 cost SSNIT $34 million but by the completion of the project, an amount of $32 million and GHC36 million had been incurred in addition bringing the total sum to $66.8 million paid to PBS with the potential to rise to $72 million.
Just when everyone thought the SSNIT SAGA was dead, the government has resurrected it to ensure the law takes its course.