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STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY
On a document by Manasseh Awuni Azure entitled – Contracts for sale
The Board of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has taken notice of a documentary by Manasseh Awuni Azure, titled “Selling of Government Contracts”, which was aired in the evening of Wednesday, 21st August. 2019 on JoyNews TV and subsequently on other media platforms.
The Board’s attention has been further drawn to the referral by His Excellency (HE) the President of the matters contained in the documentary to the Office of the Special Prosecutor for investigations. as well as. a complaint lodged with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
The Board fully welcomes HE the President’s directives to conduct investigations into the matter. The Board expresses its preparedness to cooperate with the investigations. PPA hereby assures the public that upon the conclusion of the said investigations, the role of the Board of the PPA in the granting of approvals for Restricted tendering and Single Source procurement in accordance with sections 38. 39, 40 and 41 respectively of the Public Procurement Act. 2003 (Act 663) as amended Will be understood.
The Board further assures the public that following the investigations ordered by HE the President, it will become evident that the Board of the PPA does NOT influence tender processes conducted in accordance with Act 663, as amended. In addition, we are optimistic that it becomes clearer to the public that the Board does not have any control over the selection of Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants for goods. works and services presented by procurement entities in their applications for approval for Restricted and Single Source procurement processes.
The Board wishes to assure the public that. there is no disruption to the operations of the PPA.