BOST, EC and 6 institutions to face EOCO over procurement breaches

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has dragged some eight government agencies to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Attorney General for possible prosecution after they allegedly breached procurement laws.

The eight, include National Petroleum Authority NPA, 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.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the PPA, Agyenim Boateng Adjei,  the report on the eight agencies has been lodged with the EOCO and the Attorney General for further investigations and possible prosecution.

Earlier this year, 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, 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.

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