The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has terminated the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei with immediate effect.
The news of his appointment termination was contained in a letter dated October 30, and signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin.
“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,” the statement reads.
“It will be recalled that on the 22nd August 2019, President Akuffo 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,” the statement added.
The president expressed his profound gratitude to CHRAJ and its boss for the outcome of the investigations which the statement indicates he was satisfied with.
“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”.
Read the full statement below: