Special Prosecutor charges former PPA boss

The Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has charged the former CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei for “using public office for profit” and also “directly and indirectly” influencing a procurement process for personal gain.

Adjei has been charged alongside his brother-in-law Francis Kwaku Arhin, who is facing “one count of using public office for profit.”

They are due to appear in court on 25 May 2022, a statement from the Office of the Special Prosecutor said.

Sanctions

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in February this year disqualified the former CEO of the PPA from holding public office for the next 10 years.

In addition, Adjenim Boateng Adjei has been directed to declare his assets in accordance with the Public Office Holder (Declaration of Assets and Disqualification) Act, 1998 (Act 550) within three months and also refund to the state an amount of GHC5,697,530.00 within six months.

This declaration by CHRAJ follows fresh findings into alleged corruption and conflict of interest in the matter between the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and Boateng Adjei.

The GII petitioned CHRAJ in September 2019 to investigate if the PPA boss and other board members of the PPA acted criminally in setting up a company, Talent Discovery Ltd, which allegedly sold government contracts.

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