Prestige Multimedia Ltd and Lucsmani Company Limited have expressed grave worry about the way and manner some former officials of the National Lotteries Authority(NLA) destroyed their companies by robbing them off their contract after they had invested so much money into it.
By the account of the Management of the two companies, they narrated that
Prestige Multimedia had won a contract to originally sole-source for the supply of branded patches and jackets for the NLA sometime in 2011.
Whiles Lucsmani Company Limited also had a contract for the collection and replacement of faulty portable data processing machines (PADPMs) for which they were awarded that contract.
The Lucsmani says it was in respect of winning the contract that it made all the efforts in renting office spaces across the then ten regions of the country as well as recruiting staffs and branding of offices. They also purchased vehicles and motorcycles which almost became useless NLA reneged on the contract for the replacement of the faulty portable data processing machines (PADPMs).
But to the surprise of Prestige Multimedia it said, while it waited in vain to get the green-light to supply the goods that had then arrived in the country, it learnt later that an employee of the NLA in the person of Kojo Graham who was then the Chairman of the Entity Tender Committee to whom Prestige’s managing director had shown the samples of the patches and jackets to later turned around to have his(Kojo Graham) company Meridian Consolidated Ventures rather supply the goods.
Prestige saids, the goods imported has been lying idle while owing to the breach of the contract it could not muster the necessary funds to clear some of them from the Tema Port where same was affected by demurrage.
Again, it indicated that it had been fortunate enough to have cleared the remaining undelivered and same had lain idle in its warehouse at the Trade Fair Site, here in Accra until sometime last year the Trade Fair Company too without any recourse to it pulled down the warehouse leading to the damage of the goods.
We are of the view that though the sad incident happened in the previous administration but the NLA as an institution is continual and therefore should consider us as an indigenous Ghanaian business and try to reach some kind of settlement or some form of arrangement with us in all fairness