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General News of Friday, 23 August 2019

Source: theghanareport.com

Contracts for sale: Special Prosecutor to ‘grill’ suspended PPA Boss

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has invited, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei (ABA Adjei), Former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority to assist in investigation of an alleged corrupt practice involving the PPA and a private company partly owned by him (AB Adjei) in the latest investigative documentary by freelance Journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni.

The Contracts for sale documentary by Manasseh exposed alleged ‘corrupt’ practices and possible conflict of interest activities of the now suspended Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei.

The piece revealed how his(AB Adjei’s) privately owned company, Talent Discovery Limited (TDL) sold government contracts at rates of between 15% and 20% to companies or entities with the ability to pay without recourse to the competence of the said companies or entities.

Following the airing of the video, the President suspended the PPA boss and referred the allegations to the Office of the Special Prosecutor as well as the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice – CHRAJ.

Subsequent to that action by the President, Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu has invited A.B. Adjei to assist with investigations into the said matter.

“You are to report to the Acting Head of Investigation of this Office on Thursday,29th August 2019 at 10’Oclock in the forenoon with the relevant information and documents herein before requested for,” extracts of a letter sighted by The Ghana Report read.