Agenda 111: MP Sues Government Over Procurement Breaches

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, has sued the government over alleged procurement breaches in the Agenda 111 hospital projects.

Agenda 111: MP Sues Government Over Procurement Breaches

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, has sued the government over alleged procurement breaches in the Agenda 111 hospital projects.

In his writ, Mr. Dafeamekpor accused the government of sole-sourcing the project design to Adjaye and Associates, an architectural company owned by Ghanaian-British architect, David Adjaye, while iRisk Management Limited and Enterprise Insurance were also brought on board as firms responsible for ensuring Agenda 111.

According to him, the government bypassed the laid-down processes in law; in particular, the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), when it engaged Adjaye, iRisk Management Limited, and Enterprise Insurance.

In his writ, Mr. Dafeamekpor argued that the government failed to open up the bidding processes to other local firms which also have the capacity to undertake the design or the insurance components of the Agenda 111 projects.

He insisted that the manner in which the government contracted iRisk Management Limited and Enterprise Insurance could not be said to be under the restricted tendering process as it did not satisfy the conditions and requirements provided under Section 38 of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663).

The South Dayi MP thus wants the court to declare the award of such contracts as null and void, terminate the contracts, and the bidding processes started afresh.