Freelance Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the swift response to his exposé contracts for sale.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday August 22, 2019 suspended Adjenim Boateng Adjei as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with immediate effect to allow for the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate him.
A statement released by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin noted that 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.
In reaction to the development, the journalist appealed for a fair hearing for the characters adding that they should be exonerated if they should and punished if likewise.
According to him, he has done his part and so has the President with the onus now lying on the office of the Special Prosecutor and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
His post reads “The swift response by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to #ContractsForSale is very commendable. The suspension and referral of the case to CHRAJ and the OSP are very appropriate. Let’s hope the state investigative bodies give the characters in the documentary a fair hearing. They should be exonerated if they should. And they should be punished if they should. I have done my part. The President has done his part. Whittal and Amidu, the ball is in your courts. Together we can work to ensure that those entrusted with the power and authority of the state exercise them in the best and collective interest of us all.
God bless our Homeland Ghana..”