The president of the republic of Ghana has suspended the CEO of Public Procurement Authority, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei effective today 22nd August 2019.
This follows the broadcast of allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled “Contracts for Sale”.
Mr. AB Adjei is said to be a director of Talent Discovery Limited, a company which has won many contracts through the restrictive tendering process. He also has a 60% Share in the company while the other director is his brother in law, Manasseh uncovered.
The issue has raised so many red flags including a palpable conflict of interest, although Mr. AB Adjei insisted he recused himself from discussions in the tendering process.
The president has referred the matter to the appropriate institutions to investigate and prosecute accordingly.
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For Immediate Release
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO SUSPENDS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended
from office, with immediate effect, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public
Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. AB Adjei.
This follows the broadcast of allegations made against him in an investigative
documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled “Contracts for Sale”.
President Akufo-Addo 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 Special Prosecutor, for their prompt action.
The President has also notified the Chairperson of the Board of the PPA to ensure that Mr AB Adjei hands over his office expeditiously to Mr. Frank Mante, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the PPA.
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