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General News of Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaWeb.com

Government officials who lost their jobs in 2019

You could say it was not the best of the year for them; coming under public scrutiny and being fired from their respectful enviable positions.

It was inevitable, however, considering President Akufo-Addo’s pledge to fight corruption to the core. Once it was discovered they were involved in malfeasance, abuse of power or some corrupt deal of some sort, they were relieved of their jobs.

www.ghanaweb.com does a little flashback of some of these sacks in this piece; shocking and unexpected and how they got Ghanaians talking:

PPA Boss:

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in August 22, suspended from office, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), A.B. Adjei after he was unmasked in an exposé over the alleged sale of contracts.

Mr. Adjei, per Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni's 'Contracts for Sale, established his own company under the name Talent Discovery Limited incorporated in June 2017 which won some government contracts through restrictive tendering.

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.

He was fired after that and the allegations were subsequently referred 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.

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BNI Boss

Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Rasheed Seidu Inussah, was relieved of his post in April this year.

According to reports, Ambassador Inussah was sacked over security lapses and lack of coordination between the police and the BNI.



Sources also say his exit may have had to do with the saga of poor policing in communities, resulting in armed robberies, shootings and kidnappings including that of the Takoradi kidnapped girls.

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NYA Boss, two deputies



President Akufo-Addo, on September 4 this year, fired CEO of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri, and his two deputies, Richard Ebbah Obeng and Bright Acheampong, over procurement breaches.

Before this, a member of the board of the Authority Arnold Boateng resigned over what he termed as “real issues.”

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, prior to this, had ordered Mr. Asigri to step aside over a petition brought before her against the CEO for engaging in questionable procurement practices.

The NYA chair, Francisca Oteng, also confirmed one procurement in which the CEO had allegedly breached procedures, awarding the said contract without the knowledge of the board.