President 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 after being unmasked in an exposé over the alleged sale of contracts.
The action comes on the back of broadcast allegations made against him in investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni’s latest peice, ‘Contracts for Sale’.
The PPA Boss was said to have 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.
In a statement dated 22nd August 2019 and signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugine Arhin, 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