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Former PPA Boss Pleads Not Guilty to Fresh Charges, Granted GHC 4m bail

Agyenim Boateng Adjei was sacked from office in 2019 after a investigative documentary titled 'Contracts for Sale' by journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni, found he had engaged in conflict of interest in the award of government contracts

Former Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority(PPA) Agyenim Boateng Adjei has been granted a GHC 4 million bail after pleading not guilty to new charges of misusing public office and procurement manipulation.

The new charges were filed last week by the Office of the Special Prosecutor, who dropped previous charges against Mr. Adjei and discontinued the prosecution of his brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin, a co-accused when the case started in 2022.

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After pleading not guilty on Monday, April 22, the court ordered that prosecutors file disclosures to kick-start a new trial.

In 2019, Agyenim Boateng Adjei was sacked from office after an investigative documentary titled ‘Contracts for Sale’ by journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni, revealed he had engaged in conflict of interest in the award of government contracts.

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The investigation particularly found that Mr. Adjei awarded a number of government contracts under restrictive tendering to Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), a company he co-founded with his brother-in-law.

“Talent Discovery Limited, the investigations found, did not have the capacity to execute the contracts. It then sold the contracts to individuals and companies without the knowledge or approval of the awarding entities,” said Manasseh Azure.

In 2020, CHARJ banned Agyenim Adjei for five years from holding any public office after it investigated him on allegations of conflict of interest.

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