Former President Jerry John Rawlings has made a clarion call on the Attorney-General's Department to team up with the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu in the fight against corruption in the country.
As a strong advocate against corruption in the country, the former President of the Republic of Ghana after casting his ballot in the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Primaries in Korley Klottey Constituency, responded to a question on corruption, saying, “it has destroyed too much and we cannot afford to allow it to continue”.
“We must continue the fight against corruption. It has destroyed too much and we cannot afford to allow it to continue. We are looking up to the Attorney-General's Department to collaborate with Mr. Martin Amidu to ensure that the right things are done,” he said.
But surprisingly as it appears, former President Rawlings in reaction to the documentary of Manasseh Azure Awuni dubbed “Contracts for Sale” which fingered the suspended Chief Executive Officer of Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. A.B Adjei, said he has not heard such news.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has "suspended from office, with immediate effect, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr. A.B Adjei".
This follows the broadcast of allegations made against him in an investigative documentary conducted by Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled “Contracts for Sale”.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said "President Akufo-Addo has, subsequently, referred the allegations involving conflict of interest 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.
"The President has also notified the Chairperson of the Board of the PPA to ensure that Mr. AB Adjei hands over his office expeditiously to Mr. Frank Mante, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the PPA," the statement added.
But former President Rawlings insisted in an interview with Joy FM’s reporter at Korley Klottey Constituency that, “I have not heard the news of corruption at PPA but I am going to read about it and come back”.