Editor-In-Chief for the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has described as untidy the tussle between local software developer SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

To him, the whole issue was avoidable and bad publicity for all those involved, especially National Security and the Company, SOFTtribe.

 “This whole matter was very untidy, and could have been avoided. It was a needless negative publicity, thus detrimental to the reputation of the company, the image of the National Security and the GWCL,” he said on Joy News’ News File programme Saturday.

On Monday, November 25, 2019, operatives of the National Security Secretariat besieged the offices of the local software developer.

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During the raid, the armed National Security operatives confiscated mobile phones of SOFTtribe’s staff, as part of a move to secure the billing software of the GWCL, which, allegedly, had been held to ransom by the local IT giant after GWCL served notice that it intended ending a contractual agreement signed with the firm since 2016.

The government has since directed that the two parties cease public accusations and counter-accusations and begin a process to resolve their disagreements from Monday.

But, the outspoken journalist said even if it was a contractual dispute, he was sure the contract would have provisions that show how to deal with the issue.

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“If these two parties had all been sober and dispassionate about the issue and used the correct channel, they would have settled their issue on the quiet and we will not be discussing this issue. Assuming it was a business gone wrong, the contract should have provided the avenue to tackle the issue” he said.

Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy