Antigraft agency, Ghana Integrity Initiative has commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for his swift decision to suspend the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei, following allegations of corruption against him in an investigative documentary put together by former Multimedia Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.
In the documentary, Mr. Boateng was accused of establishing a company called Talent Discovery Limited, which won some government contracts through restrictive tendering and subsequently selling the contracts to individuals and other institutions.
Executive Director for GII, Linda Ofori-Kwafo on Eyewitness News described Mr. Adjei’s actions as appalling and disgraceful.
“I must say from GII’s point of view, the documentary brings to the fore so many issues that actually require further investigations and they may be sanctions taken. The alleged actions of the PPA boss are appalling and disgraceful.”
“We must also commend the President for the action taken so far in terms of asking the PPA boss to step aside and also asking CHRAJ and OSP to conduct further investigations into the matter.”
Aside being suspended by the President, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has invited, Mr. Adjei for questioning as investigations into corruption allegations made against him begins.
Mr. Adjei, alongside the shareholders and directors of companies allegedly linked to him, Talent Discovery Limited and B-Molie Enterprise, are to report to the Acting Head of investigations of the Special Prosecutor Office on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 10 am.
The Special Prosecutor’s Office in a letter asked Mr. Adjei to report with “all information and documents including relevant minutes of the board relating to this investigation.”