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General News of Thursday, 29 August 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

TDL never sold contracts; claims fabricated – Suspended PPA boss’ lawyer

Lawyer for suspended Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Augustine Obuor is insisting that his client’s company, Talent Discovery Limited Incorporated never sold contracts to other companies.

A documentary by freelance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni indicted the PPA boss, Adjenim Boateng Adjei for allegedly engaging in the sale of government contracts.

The documentary captured how Mr. Boateng established his own company, Talent Discovery Limited incorporated, in June 2017 which won some government contracts through restrictive tendering.

The company was in turn selling the contracts to individuals as revealed by Manasseh Azure Awuni’s sting operations.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of his client’s interrogation by the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Obuor, however, insisted that TDL company never engaged in the sale of contracts to other companies, as suggested in the documentary.

He, therefore, dared Mr. Awuni to provide a signed contract to support his allegations.

“Whoever bought a contract from us should come and tell us that I have bought a contract from TDL. We have not sold any contract. Let him [Manasseh Azure Awuni] show us a signed contract that TDL has entered into with any company. We do not have any contract for sale. This is another fabrication,” he said.

‘I’m being crucified for doing nothing’ – Suspended PPA Boss

Meanwhile Mr. Boateng has said he is unnecessarily being vilified by Ghanaians over unsubstantiated claims of corruption levelled against him.

“The public is simply speaking words of untruth. I regret the way I am being crucified for doing nothing,” he told the media after his interrogation by the Special Prosecutor.

Investigators at the Office of the Special Prosecutor questioned Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei today [Thursday].

He arrived at the office around 10 am following an invitation to him by the office.