Sunday, September 22, 2019

Suspended PPA Boss files response to CHRAJ’s query today

PPA CEO AB Adjei is currently on suspension over the documentary

Suspended Chief Executive Officer of Public Procurement Authority(PPA) Agyenim Boateng Agyei is expected to file an official response to conflict of interest querry from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) today.

The query was forwarded to Mr A.B Agyei August 28 by the Commission and he has 10 days to respond which elapse today.

Mr A.B Agyei’s company is alleged to have sold government contracts awarded to it.

President Akufo Addo subsequently suspended him and referred the matter to Office of the Special Prosecutor and the CHRAJ to investigate.

Background

An investigative documentary by award-winning journalist Mannaseh Azure has indicted the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei of engaging in sale of government contracts.

The documentary, which aired on Joy TV yesterday revealed that the PPA boss formed a company after he was appointed in 2017 and awarded restrictive tendering contracts to the company.

From excerpts of the 46-minute documentary, the company, Talent Discovery Limited 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.

Adjenim Boateng Adjei claims the company engaged in the sale of government contracts belonged to his brother-in-law one Francis Arhin but later indicated that he was a part shareholder.

It’s not 60%. It’s 50/50,” AB Adjei said.

Talent Discovery Limited has had contracts with the Ghana Water Company (GWCL), Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHPHA).