Subah Breaks Silence Over Motorbike Contract

The Project Coordinator of Subah Info-solutions, Ernest Odade, has justified the company’s legitimacy for winning the bid to supply motorbikes for the National Street Naming Contract. According to him, Subah won the contract because it has the ability and capacity to deliver. Speaking on an Accra based Joy FM‘s news analysis show, Newsfile, Mr. Odade said his outfit has what it takes to execute the contract and has therefore not broken any law over the recent motorbike contract secured from government. “All we keep saying is that Subah did not go for motorbikes. Subah went for a package which included motorbikes. I think that we should go beyond that …there may be documentation to prove that this might not be the issue,” he said. The I.T company has been in the news for winning a bid from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to supply motorbikes for the street naming exercise. Some have questioned whether Subah Info-solutions went through the laid down public procurement procedures in winning the deal. But speaking for the first time, an official of the company said: ”Subah did not go for only motorbikes because if it were only motorbikes, somebody else could have done it. That was where the other IT equipment came in so there was a reason why some of these things were not there,” he explained. He insisted that ”Subah got the deal because it had the capacity to deliver”. Street Naming Company Limited and Subah Info-solutions Company Limited are both subsidiaries of the Jospong Group of Companies. Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Baba Jamal on Friday told Citi News, his outfit followed due process in awarding the contract to the I.T firm. Justifying the contract to Subah on the Citi Breakfast Show, Baba Jamal said the company satisfied all requirements during the tendering process. He clarified that Subah was only contracted to supply motorbikes “and that is the only thing they are supplying.”