President Akufo-Addo has suspended, from office with immediate effect, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. AB Adjie.
This follows allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni titled ‘Contract for Sale”.
The President has referred the allegations involving conflict of interest to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the office Special Prosecutor for immediate action to be taken against Mr. Adjei.
Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, in a press statement said President Akufo-Addo has also notified the Chairperson of PPA Board to ensure Mr. Adjie hands over his office expeditiously to Mr. Frank Mante, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the PPA.
Investigations by freelance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has revealed that Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), a company incorporated in June 2017, has won a number of government contracts through restrictive tendering.
Manasseh Azure Awuni has also confirmed that the company was engaged in selling contracts. 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, a fake 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.