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Ghana Standards Authority $1.2m Corruption Scandal

A former Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Dr. George Crentsil is alleged to have received a bribe of $1.2 million as well as personnel and materials to complete a three-bedroom building from a GSA contractor, Lemet Construction. Though the exact reason for the alleged bribery act is unclear, Lemet Construction had won a GSA building contract worth GHS 15.2 million, a project the company ultimately failed to deliver on time due to lack of funds.

Published: 22 May, 2017

NCA $8M Spy Equipment Scandal

The National Communication Authority (NCA) in collaboration with the National Security Secretariat (NSS) procured some listening devices to monitor suspected terrorists in the country. An $8 million contract was awarded to a Ghanaian company - Infraloks Development Limited (IDL) – who in turn contracted NSO Group Technologies Limited – an Israeli company, for the supply and installation of the listening devices. Under the contract, NSO was to receive $6 million while IDL retained $2 million for facilitation services.

Published: 15 May, 2017

Central Medical Stores Arson Saga

On 13th January, 2015, the uninsured Central Medical Stores (CMS) of Ghana was burnt to the ground, with the records and about $80 million worth of medical supplies lost. Two weeks later, a media report citing a CMS Management Committee report revealed that 11 persons were allegedly implicated in looting at the stores. A year later (29th January, 2017), the conclusions of the Committee set up to investigate the incident supported the earlier findings and stated that the CMS was burnt to cover evidence of theft and procurement malpractices.

Published: 29 January, 2016

Diversion of Diabetes Supplies for Children

The President of the National Diabetes Association of Ghana, Elizabeth Denyoh is alleged to have undersupplied free insulin meant for children with diabetes. As part of an intervention called the "Life-For-A-Child programme", the Association was to distribute free insulin donated by the International Diabetes Federation to selected hospitals for diabetic children. The practice came to light in an investigative report by Joy News reporter, Kwetey Nartey. It was also discovered that some officials at the receiving hospitals sold the insulin supplies to unsuspecting patients.

Published: 16 October, 2017