PPA boss suspension: Akufo-Addo is not ‘clearing agent’ – Eugene Arhin

The Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, has debunked assertions that  President Akufo-Addo’s office will be used to clear the embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. AB Adjie, of any wrong doing.

President Akufo-Addo has suspended Mr. Adjie from office with immediate effect following allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni titled ‘Contract for Sale”.

President Akufo-Addo

He told Accra-based Joy FM on Thursday that the claims that the President is a ‘clearing agent’ has no basis because all the allegations referred to the Presidency have properly been investigated.

President Akufo-Addo, he maintained, has been made fully aware of the content of the investigative documentary and would act appropriately.

According to him, the action taken by President Akufo-Addo forms part of series of actions which will be taken to ensure the matter is brought to its logical conclusion.

Regardless of who is involved in this act of corruption, Mr. Arhin assured, the President is ready to deal with any person ruthless if found culpable.

On Thursday President Akufo-Addo suspended the Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) following allegations made against him in an investigative  documentary  conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni  titled ‘Contract for Sale”.

Mr. AB Adjie, Chief Executive Officer, PPA

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, freelance journalist

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.


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