PPA drags 8 institutions to EOCO

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has hauled some eight government agencies to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Attorney General for possible prosecution after they allegedly flouted the procurement laws.

The eight include National Petroleum Authority, Ghana Airport Company Limited, Ghana Water Company Limited and National Lotteries Authority.

The rest are BOST, National Communications Authority, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Electoral Commission.

A ninth agency, the Electricity Company of Ghana, is also under investigation.

The Chief Executive Officer of the PPA, Agyenim Boateng Adjei, said the report on the eight had been lodged with the two bodies for further investigations and possible prosecution.

A few months ago, the State launched investigations into how millions were lost through procurement made by institutions involved.

The Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration at the PPA, Mrs. Rhoda Awurabena Appiah had earlier indicated that personnel of some of the institutions in some instances tried skewing contracts through various dubious means during the bidding process.

EOCO is also investigating a number of corruption cases against former officials of the John Mahama government including the former CEO of COCOBOD.

It is investigating reports of alleged rot at the public pension fund, Social Security and Insurance Trust (SSNIT).



Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com


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