Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has urged the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) and the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to speed up investigations on former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
It, however, lauded the Commission for Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for the move in instituting sanctions against the former PPA boss.
“GII commends CHRAJ for a dispassionate and thorough work done and calls on OSP and EOCO to fast track the criminal investigations aspect of this case and where culpability is established, the law should be made to go its full length to serve as a deterrent to all public officials entrusted with the responsibility of providing public service and managing our national resources,” the GII disclosed in a statement seen by Starrfm.com.gh.
According to the GII, “it has no doubt that, if enforcement and compliance of the various accountability laws and sanctions are effectively implemented, Ghana will be able to save most of the resources lost to corruption.”
The GII also disclosed that Adjenim Boateng has been disqualified by CHRAJ from holding public office for the next 10 years.
He has been directed to declare his assets in accordance with the Public Office Holder (Declaration of Assets and Disqualification) Act, 1998 (Act 550) within 3 months of the date of CHRAJ’s decision.
Mr. Adjenim Boateng has also been directed to refund to the state, an amount of GHC5,697,530.00 (less GHC86,000.00) within 6 months of the date of CHRAJ’s decision.
This represents the unexplained wealth deposited in his account.
This came in the wake of fresh findings made by CHRAJ following a petition submitted by Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) to the Commission on 4th October, 2019 after the “Contract for Sale” esposé by Manesseh Awuni Azure in 2019.