The case involving the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei, has been given notice by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) that it intends to appeal a High Court decision.
The CHRAJ report that contained negative findings against Mr. Adjei was overturned by the court presided over by Justice Audrey Kocuvie-Tay.
The report contained allegations of claimed unaccounted money in multiple bank accounts, an order for the troubled former CEO to repay the state GH5.7 million, a 10-year prohibition from holding public office, a demand to declare assets and liabilities, and more.
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) submitted the initial complaint, however the Court found that CHRAJ breached the fair hearing requirement by replacing some of its claims with those in the original complaint.
Additionally, it was determined that CHRAJ did not provide applicant A.B. Adjei the chance to question witnesses who were called during the inquiry before drawing findings.
The appeals procedure will open the door for additional investigation of the situation and a choice of the best course of action.
In light of the appeal, CHRAJ indicated in a tweet that its prior order regarding Mr. Adjei is still in effect.
Read CHRAJ’s tweet below:
📢@chrajghana WISHES TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT IT INTENDS TO APPEAL THE RULING OF THE HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF:
⚖️See the earlier ruling attached ⬇️ https://t.co/lAwgkaHzNE pic.twitter.com/K4NS2MKEX1
— #CHRAJAT30 ⚖️ (@CHRAJGHANA) July 15, 2023