In a swift response to an expose showing the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority award government contracts to his own privately own company, President Akufo-Addo has suspended him from office.
The CEO of the PPA, Mr AB Adjei’s suspension is with immediate effect.
Mr Adjei, who awarded his company government contracts, also goes head to sell these contracts to other companies to execute them.
In an excerpt from the Manasseh Awuni documentary, Manasseh confronted Mr Adjei with his findings…
“Mr AB Adjei, do you know about the company called Talent Discovery Limited?”
When Manasseh asked AB Adjei to name his cousin who he said owned the company, he said he would not disclose it.
He later said his brother-in-law owned it when Manasseh pushed further.
“What’s his name?” Manasseh asked.
“I won’t disclose it,” AB Adjei said.
“He’s Francis Arhin,” said Manasseh.
“Yes” AB Adjei agreed.
Manasseh then pointed out to AB Adjei that his name was on the registration of the company, as a majority shareholder.
“I’m not a majority shareholder. I’m a director,” he said.
“A director and 60% shareholding,” Manasseh pointed out.
“It’s not 60%. It’s 50/50,” AB Adjei said.
“Who is the second shareholder?” Manasseh quizzed.
“We are two, two of us.”
“So you own the company?”
“I own shares in it,” AB Adjei said.
From a cousin to a brother-in-law the PPA boss admitted he was a shareholder and director of TDL.
However, a statement from the presidency said President Akufo-Addo has “referred the allegations involving a conflict of interest to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of the Special Prosecutor.”
Read the full statement below:
We hope something concrete comes out of this.