I want a public probe – Suspended PPA CEO begs CHRAJ over Manasseh exposé

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Suspended PPA CEO AB Adjei

The suspended CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei, wants the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to probe him in the open over some allegations leveled against him.

President Akufo-Addo suspended Mr. Adjei over the ‘Contracts For Sale’ documentary aired by investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni in which he was alleged to have contravened procurement practices.

The president directed CHRAJ and the special prosecutor to look into the case. In a letter dated September 17, 2019, Mr Yaw Oppong, lawyer of the PPA boss is proposing a public hearing.

“Pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 6 of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Investigations Procedure) Regulations, 2010, C. I. 67, our client hereby requests your outfit for a full and public hearing of the complaint.

“The instant request has been rendered necessary by the nature of the complaint against our Client, and the rather devastating harm, albeit unjustified, caused thereby.

“Our client is confident that he will be vindicated by proper and sound enquiry into the merits of the complaint against him,” the letter stated.

It also added that Mr Adjei and his legal representative are of “the humble opinion that the interests of justice will be better-served by a public hearing of the complaint, rather than an in-camera hearing.”

CHRAJ is set to probe the allegations of non-compliance and contravention of Article 284 of the 1992 Constitution leveled against the suspended PPA boss.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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