A coalition of Concerned Youth Associations in the Northern Region have expressed shock over the dismissal of the Chief Executive officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Dr. Sulemana Alhassan Anamzoya.
According to them, the appointment of Dr. Anamzoya in 2019 has brought a lot of reforms to the authority, and he has been able to initiate several developmental projects in the regions including school buildings and poverty eradication programmes. Chairman of the group, Mr. Abdul Basit Adam told a Journalists in an interview after issuing a press statement that, the association is surprised to hear about the dismissal of the CEO.
He said, Dr. Anamzoya’s dismissal was masterminded by the current acting CEO, Dr Boniface Gambila, his Deputies and the authority board members because of their unlawful demands. Mr. Abdul Basit noted that the board members and the acting CEO have diverted tricycles and other items of the authority to their private businesses, this according to him and many others triggered the firing of the former CEO, because he disagreed with the board members. He accused one of the Deputy CEOs who doubles as the Member of parliament for the Walewale Constituency, Hajia Lariba Abudu of using the resources and items of the authority for her political gains during the 2010 elections.
He however advised the current acting CEO to retrieve all monies illegally spend starting from John Dramani Mahama regime to date that was secured through dubious means. He further appealed to President Akufo Addo to reconsider his decision, and recall the sacked CEO back to continue with the good work.
However, all attempts for the accused person to comment on the matter has proved futile.
Read the Association Statement below.