The Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stated that she will cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to ascertain the truth on National Identification Cards contract allegation.
“I welcome the investigations by the CID and even though I am yet be contacted, I will cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to ascertain the truth,’ she said.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has begun an investigations into allegation levelled against Mrs Owusu-Ekuful by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central constituency Kennedy Agyapong.
According to the Assin Central MP, the Minister did not do due diligence in the award of the contract for the production of the Cards.
But a statement issued by the Minister described the allegation as false saying the directive was signed by the Chief of Staff.
“The falsehoods are clearly born out of ignorance so it is important to clarify that the NIA is not an agency Ministry of Communications; that is why the directive was signed by the Chief of Staff in the office of the President.
“Consequently, as the Minister of Communications, I did not and could not have awarded the contract for the NID, or indeed oversee the process. It would have been ultra vires,’ she stated.
She said she looks forward to a swift resolution on the matter warning the media to be circumspect in their reportage.
“A strong message needs to be sent out to those who deliberately disseminate disinformation. I look forward to a swift resolution of this matter.