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Amfree do u read that news about what is happening between Police service and IT firm. Please tell exactly what is going on between them and about the recruitment? Am hearing that the recruitment is fake and forms card that they selling is useless due to what the IT firm are saying. Please tell fact about the whole rumors.

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An IT company has sued the Ghana Police Service over what it described as an 'unlawful' termination of its contract with the Service. It is demanding over 38 million cedis as compensation for the inconvenience.

Watergates Ghana Limited said it was contracted by the Service to manage its online recruitment process in October 2012.

According to the company, both parties, agreed that the net revenue generated from the web portal would be shared in the ratio of 60:40. Thus, 60 percent of the profit will go to the police whilst the company gets to keep 40 percent.

The calculation was that an estimated 25 million cedis would be generated yearly from the exercise.

However, after spending about 4 million cedis on preparaton for the project, Watergates received a letter from the police on April 9, 2014, unilaterally withdrawing from the partnership.

Management of Watergates said it replied the police letter calling for a stakeholders meeting to have the issue discussed but this was ignored. The President of Ghana, as well as some government functionaries, were petitioned over the matter.

The company said what compelled it to seek relief in court was whenit chanced on a publication in the May 9, edition of the Ghanaian Times newspaper were the police was announcing its intention to recruit individuals for the online recruitment service.

It said it drew the attention of the police over its double standard behavior, however, it was ignored as usual.

Among the things the company is pleading the court to do include;

(a) Declaration that the decision by the Police to withdraw from the Agreement is a breach of contract and wrongful.

(b) Order that the contract specifically performed.

(c) Damages of Thirteen Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 13,967,000)for breach of contract.

(d) Special damages of Twenty Five Million Ghana Cedis for the expenses incurred on printing the scratch cards.

(e) Cost including legal cost.

(f) And any other orders that this court may deem fit.

The recruitment will go on as planned. They will not win this court case at all

An IT company has sued the Ghana Police Service over what it described as an 'unlawful' termination of its contract with the Service. It is demanding over 38 million cedis as compensation for the inconvenience.

Watergates Ghana Limited said it was contracted by the Service to manage its online recruitment process in October 2012.

According to the company, both parties, agreed that the net revenue generated from the web portal would be shared in the ratio of 60:40. Thus, 60 percent of the profit will go to the police whilst the company gets to keep 40 percent.

The calculation was that an estimated 25 million cedis would be generated yearly from the exercise.

However, after spending about 4 million cedis on preparaton for the project, Watergates received a letter from the police on April 9, 2014, unilaterally withdrawing from the partnership.

Management of Watergates said it replied the police letter calling for a stakeholders meeting to have the issue discussed but this was ignored. The President of Ghana, as well as some government functionaries, were petitioned over the matter.

The company said what compelled it to seek relief in court was whenit chanced on a publication in the May 9, edition of the Ghanaian Times newspaper were the police was announcing its intention to recruit individuals for the online recruitment service.

It said it drew the attention of the police over its double standard behavior, however, it was ignored as usual.

Among the things the company is pleading the court to do include;

(a) Declaration that the decision by the Police to withdraw from the Agreement is a breach of contract and wrongful.

(b) Order that the contract specifically performed.

(c) Damages of Thirteen Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 13,967,000)for breach of contract.

(d) Special damages of Twenty Five Million Ghana Cedis for the expenses incurred on printing the scratch cards.

(e) Cost including legal cost.

(f) And any other orders that this court may deem fit.

It is also asking the court to place an interlocutory injunction on the police, its “servants, work persons, agents, assigns, privies from going ahead with the sales with the E-Vouchers for the online recruitment exercise as advertised in the various news media”.

- See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2016/May-11th/it-company-sues-police-service-demands-38m-compensation.php#sthash.ZidalsY9.dpuf
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