The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has sanctioned former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
CHRAJ has disqualified from holding public office for the next 10 years while he is to refund to the state GH¢5,697,530 within six months.
The sanctions came after a petition was filed by anti-graft firm Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) after an investigative documentary by Manasseh Azure Awuni exposed how the former PPA CEO established a company to which contracts were diverted.
His company, Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), incorporated in June 2017, was awarded several contracts through restrictive tendering with monies accrued sitting in the personal bank account of Mr Boateng Adjei.
CHRAJ was petitioned to investigate officials of TDL, especially Thomas Amoah as well as those public officers of procurement entities for their involvement in corruption in the award of contracts to TDL and the “sale” of contracts.
CHRAJ in it’s findings stated that Mr Boateng Adjei put himself in a conflict of interest position, abused his office on two occasions and failed to declare his assets as required by Chapter 24 of the 1992 Constitution.
Therefore, he is not to take any public office for the next 10 years and ordered to declare his assets within three months in accordance with Article 28(1)(c) of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, the former PPS boss is said to have refund GH¢86,000 out of the Ghc5 million.