A lot has been said about SnooCODE’s failure to land a government contract for a digital property addressing system.
The debate has raged on various platforms.
Having interviewed snooCODE on a number of occasions, I have questioned the process myself. I have engaged in Facebook and WhatsApp debates.
Here are some preliminary thoughts as we continue to chase the truth and empower Ghana’s technology entrepreneurs for the future.
– SnooCODE submitted a bid that was in excess of 3 pages. The executive Summary alone was more than three pages.
– SnooCODE was offering its platform to Ghana for FREE
– Till date, SnooCODE has not been officially communicated to as to why they were kicked out.
– I have not been employed, paid, coerced, hypnotized or influenced in any way by SnooCODE.
I do this for the tech community in Ghana who I believe have something incredible to offer this country.
– I fully support a national digital property addressing system which is done right and with the right people.
The word on the street is that Snoocode:
– Submitted a three paged ‘wrong’, ‘faulty’ and ‘incomplete’ document
– Was charging above and beyond what government was willing to pay for
Consider the following, if you care to think critically about how your nation is treating its technology entrepreneurs:
– How does an ordinary citizen or employee of Vokakom have access to the details of a closed bid? Are they members of the panel that reviewed the bids? If they are, is that not a far more serious case to worry about; that a member of the panel will use social media and online news portals to distribute confidential details of a bidding process?
– If the person or persons speaking ‘on authority’ about the details in SnooCODE’s bid is not on the review panel, then who is feeding them the information on the content of a SEALED bid?
– Where did the rest of the documents in SnooCODE’s bid disappear to? More than two copies of the bid were submitted; did all three copies have only three pages? Who stole the rest of the pages?