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Fmr. Prampram NPP candidate Sly appointed new NYA boss

A former New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate for Prampram Sylvester Tetteh is set to take over as new head of the National Youth Authority (NYA), has gathered.

He replaces Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri, who was removed along with his two deputies,  over procurement breaches.

One Nelson Owusu Ansah and Christopher Arthur have also been appointed as new deputies for Operations and Finance respectively by President Akufo-Addo.

A letter confirming their appointment is expected in the coming days.

How the former heads were removed


The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, last month ordered Mr. Asigri to step aside over a petition brought before her against the CEO for engaging in questionable procurement practices.

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

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 to install, 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

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