The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused President Akufo-Addo of cover-up with regard to the handling of “The Contracts-for-Sale Saga” that rocked the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) some weeks ago.
The accusation comes on the back of the suspension of the PPA CEO. Mr. AB Adjei by President Akufo Addo, on Thursday, August 22, 2019 after allegations of conflict of interest were broadcasted in an investigative documentary conducted by freelance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni – titled – Contracts for Sale.
Pres. Akufo Addo, subsequently referred the allegations, to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of Special Prosecutor, for their prompt action.
Speaking at its fourth edition of the Moment of Truth Series by the NDC on Wednesday August 28,2019, National Communications Officer of the Party, Sammy Gyamfi expressed disgust of the President’s handling of the scandal and said the party is “unsurprisingly scandalised by the expose’.
He said “The President has resorted to his usual face-saving gimmicks by suspending the Chief Executive Officer of the PPA pending investigations by the Special Prosecutor and CHRAJ into the matter. But it is the view of the NDC… that the suspension of Mr AB Adjei to all intents and purposes is not deterrent enough.
We think that the damning acts of corruption which Mr AB Adjei is captured in the ‘donkomi’ documentary as engaging in including his own admissions and confessions should have at worst be met with an outright dismissal for other actions to follow,”.
He added, “the suspension of Mr AB Adjei is yet another ruse which is meant into deceiving Ghanaians to see this government as one that’s committed to the fight against corruption”.