Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has ordered the CEO of the National Youth Authority (NYA) Emmanuel Asigri to resign.

It follows the Chief of Staff’s receipt of a petition against Asigri for engaging in questionable procurement practices, according to media reports Saturday.

The Public Procurement Authority has reportedly being asked to investigate the allegations against Asigri.

The matter has also been referred to the National Security, reports The Daily Statesman Saturday.

Procurement breaches

The NYA chair, Francisca Oteng, confirmed one procurement in which the CEO had allegedly breached procedures, awarding the said contract without the knowledge of the board, the Daily Statesman reports.

This matter was referred to the PPA last month to investigate. The PPA assigned a team of investigators to gather information on it.

The NYA board acted following receipt of a petition from one Ibrahim Ofori alleging corruption relating to procurement. The board met to confer on the matter on July 2 2019.

The NYA chair followed this up with a letter to the Minister of Youth and Sports on July 10.

Criminal investigations?

In contention is the procurement method used to engage Prefos Ltd for training 500 young people o instal, maintain and repair streetlights. The value of the procurement in question is GHS4.5 million.

Security officials will look to the PPA investigation to determine whether the matter should be reported to the Ghana Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

Source: Ghana||103.5FM with additional information from The Daily Statesman