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Akufo-Addo sacks PPA boss Adjenim Adjei

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei.

This follows recommendations from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

CHRAJ after investigating Mr. Adjei found him guilty of conflict of interest in the performance of his duties at the PPA.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Adda Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated Friday, 30th October 2020, terminated the appointment from office of Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei as Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), with immediate effect,” a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency noted.

Background

An investigative piece titled ‘Contracts for Sale’ by investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, revealed some contracts authorized by the Authority to a company alleged to be owned by the PPA boss.

This led to the suspension of Mr Adjei after the Office of the Special Prosecutor and CHRAJ were tasked to look into the matter.

The findings of the Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, concluded: “on the totality of the evidence, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei had put himself in a position where his personal interests conflicted with the performance of his functions as CEO and Board Member of the PPA.”

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