PPA boss suspended over ‘contract for sale’


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), A.B. Adjei has been suspended with immediate effect by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, on Thursday, 22 August 2019, has said.


This follows an allegations levelled against him by investigative journalist Manasseh Azuri Awuni in a documentary titled ‘Contracts for sale’.


The president has subsequently, “referred the allegations involving conflict of interest to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of the Special Prosecutor, for prompt action”.


The statement added that the Chairperson of the Board of the PPA has been notified of the President’s action and instructed: “to ensure that Mr A.B. Adjei hands over his office expeditiously to Mr Frank Mante, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the PPA”.


According to the investigative latest piece,  Mr Adjei established his own company under the name Talent Discovery Limited incorporated in June 2017 which has won some government contracts through restrictive tendering.


In the 46-minute video, it also emerged that the company was engaged in the sale of contracts and was ready to sell one worth a ¢22.3 million to a non-existent entity during an undercover investigation.



Source: Laudbusiness.com/Ghana (Nartey.laud@yahoo.com)


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