Thepublisheronline.com has inducted documents that reveals the details as how the Government of Sierra Leone terminated a 2012 contract it awarded Ghana Link/ALIC to develop and operate a single window system for the country after years of continuous failure and huge revenue losses but the danger is that Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo and some key individuals within the Nana Akufo-Addo government are promoting the same company to take over the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) with a system that has not been tried and tested.
The Government of Sierra Leone has even frozen the accounts of the company and reports of technical and financial audits of the company were scary as the indicted Ghana Link/ALIC of tax evasion and causing revenue losses.
Africa Link Inspection Company (ALIC), a company that is owned 100 percent by Nick Danso’s Ghana Link, that was used in actually fronting the Single Window job in Sierra Leone has been indicted of tax evasion and causing revenue loss to the Government of Sierra Leone for years since the company was awarded a contract to, among other things, develop and operate a Single Window system in that country.
It was just in January 2020 that the Government of Sierra Leone terminated the contract it had with Ghana Link, but back home in Ghana, the same Ghana Link says it is introducing a superior single window system called UNIPASS to take over Ghana’s ports and indeed it has the blessings of Yaw Osafo Marfo although the supposed superior single window system has not been tried and tested successfully anywhere in the country.
Government, speaking through Deputy Finance Minister Kweku Kwarteng has also put on record that no matter the levels of stakeholder agitation and cautions from experts and technical partners, the Nana Addo government would go ahead with the Ghana Link/UNIPASS contract at all cost.
Read below the full details of the contract termination: