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OSP files new criminal charges against former PPA CEO

April 19, 2024
OSP files new criminal charges against former PPA CEO

The () has taken decisive action against Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), by filing new criminal charges against him. These charges from allegations of misusing public office for personal gain and manipulating procurement processes for unfair advantages in contract awards.

The charge sheet, submitted to the Criminal Division of an , outlines eight counts against Mr. Adjei. These charges underscore the seriousness of the accusations, which relate to unethical conduct and potential breaches of public trust.

Notably, an additional charge against Mr. Adjei's brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin, has been dropped. Initially implicated alongside Mr. Adjei, Mr. Arhin was accused of similar misconduct related to his role as CEO of Talent Discovery Limited. However, the OSP has decided to focus solely on Mr. Adjei in this latest legal action.

The genesis of these charges can be traced back to an investigative documentary titled “Contracts for Sale” by Awuni, which aired on the Multimedia Group. Following public outcry and scrutiny, President referred the case to the OSP for further investigation and prosecution.

Central to the allegations is the purported misuse of Talent Discovery Limited as a vehicle to secure public contracts, with Mr. Adjei allegedly holding a principal shareholder position in the company. These accusations underscore the need for transparency, integrity, and accountability in public procurement processes, which are vital for fostering trust and confidence in government institutions.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the filing of these fresh charges signals a commitment to upholding the rule of law and holding accountable those entrusted with public office. The outcome of this case will undoubtedly have implications for Ghana's governance landscape, reinforcing the importance of ethical conduct and adherence to legal standards in public service.

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