Akufo-Addo sacks Public Procurement Authority CEO


President Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of CEO of the Public Procurement Authority, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei, with immediate effect. Moreover, Mr. Adjenim has been disqualified from holding public office for the next five years, until 2026.

The termination of the appointment came in line with the claims of the Commissioner of CHRAJ, Mr. Whittal Joseph. It was reported that the PPA boss was engaging himself with the selling of contracts. Other claims were that Mr. Adjenim was abusing the high office of trust and his personal interest conflicted with his job as CEO.

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It will be recalled that Mr. Adjenim Boateng was suspended by the President on 22nd August 2019, after he was exposed by one journalist. Manasseh Azure Awuni investigated and leveled a “Contract for sale: allegation against the PPA boss. Moreover, other allegations have been leveled against the first boss of the PPA.

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It was revealed in Azure’s documentary that Mr. Adjenim sold contracts which he won from government as single-source tendering. During his suspension, Akufo-Addo ordered the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice to take on the matter and investigate.

The Commissioner of CHRAJ completed the investigation and recommended to the President. From Akufo-Addo’s insights on the recommendations, he accepted them. In conclusion, Akufo-Addo expressed his appreciation to Whittal Joseph of CHRAJ for his methodical manner in addressing the matter.

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Check out the letter below.

In conclusion, the letter was released on October 30, 2020, and was signed by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin. Also, we will have to wait for the upcoming weeks to see whether a new Public Procurement Authority Chief Executive Officer will be appointed or it will be done after the elections.