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Akufo-Addo sacks PPA boss Adjenim Boateng Adjei for conflict of interests

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Adjenim Boateng Adjei
Adjenim Boateng Adjei

The Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei has been sacked by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for allowing his personal interests to conflict with the performance of his functions.

The part of the allegations made against Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei relating to potential acts of corruption is with the Office of Special Prosecutor for action.

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin made this known in a press statement signed and issued on Friday night [October 30, 2020]. 

The statement explained that the termination of the appointment of Mr Boateng Adjei followed recommendations by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

CHRAJ 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 August 22, 2019, President Akufo-Addo suspended Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei from office, following the broadcast of allegations made against him in a publication by freelance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled "Contracts for Sale".

Read also: Akufo-Addo suspends CEO of Public Procurement Authority over 'Contracts for Sale' documentary

President Akufo-Addo 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 [Commissioner of CHRAJ] and CHRAJ for the thorough and methodical manner in which the matter has been addressed," the statement added.