Ghana Gaming Officials Suspended over Breach of Procurement Process
The Games Commissioner, Mr. Peter Mireku and the head of legal, Ms. Gifty-Rita Amoah of the Gaming Commission, have been suspended for breaching procurement processes of the Commission.
Mr. Mireku and Ms. Amoah was suspended for a period of two and three months respectively, starting December 20, 2022.
The suspension of Mireku would end on February 19, 2023, while Ms. Amoah’s suspension, would end on March 16th, 2023, and she is expected to commence work on Monday March 19, 2023.
Details of the Letter of Suspension to Ms. Amoah
According to the letters of suspension dated December 16, 2022, signed by Kofi Adu-Peprah on behalf of the Commission’s board and copied to the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Osei Opare, Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah, Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery and the board chairman Gary Nimako Marfo, the two affected officers were to hand over to their deputies.
The Attorney-General’s advice by letter No. D19/SE.177 dated September 2, 2022, in respect of the Gaming Administration and Monitoring System’s (GAMS) purported contract between the Gaming Commission and Turfsport Ghana Limited, was referenced.
Ghana Attorney General
The Board, upon deliberations, unanimously agreed that Ms. Amoah should be sanctioned for her involvement in the procurement process, for the stated breaches, as advised by the Attorney-General, in the letter addressed to Ms. Amoah.
The Board also noted with dismay her refusal and/or neglect to respond to the letter dated November 28, 2022, requesting her to furnish the Board with written response to the procurement breaches, cited by the Attorney General.
The Board unanimously resolved to suspend her from duty, for a period of three months without pay, for her role in the impugned procurement process.
Details of Letter of Suspension to Peter Mireku
Upon deliberations of the Board, it has been unanimously agreed that you should be sanctioned for your involvement in the procurement process for the stated breaches, as advised by the Attorney-General.
The Board has unanimously resolved to suspend you from duty for a period of two months without pay, for your role in the impugned procurement process.
Ghana Gaming Commission
The Gaming Commission is a body corporate, established by the Gaming Act 2006 (Act 721), with the main purpose of regulating, controlling, monitoring and supervising the operation of games of chance in Ghana.
The Commission is also responsible for issuing licenses, to all gaming operators and permits to companies and individuals who wish to run promotions with elements of games of chance.