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General News of Thursday, 22 August 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Amidu tasked to 'grill' PPA Boss over Manasseh's exposè

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has been tasked with the mandate of investigating acts of corruption alleged against Public Procurement Authority (PPA) CEO, A.B. Adjei.

The directive from the President comes barely 24-hours aftercv n the release of the explosive piece by investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.

The 46-minute documentary, titled, “Contracts for sale”, highlighted, among other things, how 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.

President Akufo-Addo, in a statement, indicated that the PPA Boss has been suspended effective today and his position handed over to his Deputy, Frank Mante.

It further noted that the allegations involving conflict of Interest have been 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.

Read the full statement below: