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President Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei with immediate effect.

He has also been disqualified from holding public office for the next five years.

This follows a report submitted to the President by Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

The Commission found out that Mr. Boateng Adjei had put himself in a position where his personal interests conflicted with the performance of his functions as CEO and Board Member of the PPA.

CHRAG also stated that he abused his high office of trust.

On 29th August last year, President Akufo-Addo suspended Mr Boateng Adjei from office following the broadcast of allegations made against him in a “contract for sale” documentary.

President Akufo-Addo subsequently referred the matter of Conflict of Interest to CHRAG, and those relating to corruption to the Office of Special prosecutor.

Having satisfied himself of the fact that the recommendation made by CHRAG is properly and well founded, the President expressed his appreciation the Commissioner of CHRAG, Joseph Whittal for the thorough and methodical manner in which the issue has been addressed.

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT ON THE TERMINATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF PPA CEO

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO TERMINATES APPOINTMENT OF CEO OF
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated Friday, 30th October 2020, terminated the appointment from office of Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei as Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), with immediate effect.

This follows the submission of a report to the President by the Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr. Joseph Whittal, in which the Commission concluded that, on the totality of the evidence, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei had put himself in a position where his personal interests conflicted with the performance of his functions as CEO and Board Member of the PPA.

It will be recalled that on 22nd August 2019, President Akufo-Addo suspended Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei from office, following the broadcast of allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled “Contracts for Sale”. He, subsequently, referred the allegations involving conflict of interest to CHRAJ, and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of Special Prosecutor, for their action.

Having satisfied himself of the fact that the recommendation made by CHRAJ is properly motivated and well-founded, the President has expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Joseph Whittal and CHRAJ for the thorough and methodical manner in which the matter has been addressed.

Signed

Eugene Arhin
Director of Communications

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