President Nana Akufo-Addo has with immediate effect, suspended the Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei, for his alleged complicity in the sale of government contracts to entities.
A possible case of conflict of interest and corruption against Mr A.B. Adjei has also been referred to CHRAJ and the Office of the Special Prosecutor respectively, for investigations and “prompt action”, a statement from the presidency Thursday added.
“This follows the broadcast of allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni titled Contracts for Sale”
Mr Adjei has been directed by the President to “expeditiously” hand over his office to his deputy, Frank Mante.
Investigations by freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has revealed that Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), a company incorporated in June 2017, which has Mr AB Adjei as a shareholder, has won a number of government contracts through restrictive tendering.
The journalist established in the documentary that the company was engaged in selling of those contracts to other entities including a phoney company he (the journalist) set up for the purposes of the undercover job.
Undercover encounters with the General Manager of the Company, Thomas Amoah, revealed that the company was selling a ¢22.3 million road contract to K-Drah Enterprise, the phoney company Manasseh used for the investigation.
This contract was awarded to B-Molie Limited, a company Mr Amoah said was a sister company of TDL.
TDL also had for sale, a Ministries of Works and Housing contract, to construct a concrete drain in Santa Maria in Accra as well as a contract to build a one-story dormitory block in the Asante Akim North District.
Watch the full documentary below