March 8, 2023

Acting NDA CEO Resigns

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, has resigned.

His resignation is connected to the corruption scandal discovered by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in his award of a contract to one company- A&QS Consortium Limited.


In a letter dated March 3 and addressed to the Chief of Staff of the President, Akosua Frema Opare, he said his resignation is meant to allow the judicial process to carry on without interference.

“Over the last two years, I have worked with my team to oversee the implementation of government flagship projects that are making a huge difference to the people of Northern Ghana.

“We have also developed a Five-year Medium Term Development Strategy which was launched by His excellency the Vice President in November 2022.

“I have also worked to establish a very strong relationship between Development partners and the NDA”, he outlined his achievements in the letter after thanking the President.

Abdul-Rahman has been charged together with two other officials of the NDA over a GHC10 million corruption saga by the OSP.

They are standing trial for a count of conspiracy to directly or indirectly influence the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.


The CEO of A&QS Consortium Limited has also been sued.


They have all pleaded not guilty.


The full trial will begin in April this year.



Source: Fuseini

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