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Deal with Inequalities and Imbalances in the Development of our Country - President Akufo Addo Admonishes Development Authorities

President Akufo Addo has charged members of the boards of the three Development Authorities to do all within their power to deal with the inequalities and imbalances that have been the hallmark in efforts to develop the nation. 

Addressing members of all three Development Authorities and the members of the Board of the Zongo Development Fund, after administering the Oath of Office, and the Oath of Secrecy, President Akufo Addo, said it is unfair that there has been so much disparity when it comes to development in Ghana. He therefore urged the new boards to introduce a new paradigm in how the country's capital expenditure is used to ensure equitable and even distribution of resources for purposes of development across the length and breadth of the Republic. 

Mistakes of SADA

In his address, the President observed that the sad history and unfortunate outcome of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) should be a constant reminder to all the three boards not to repeat the mistakes committed by the managers of SADA.

Mandate of the Authorities

The three Development Authorities are tasked with the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The programme will also be responsible for ensuring the effective disbursement of the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign pledge.

Earlier Appointments

President Akufo-Addo, appointed on the 13th of April, 2018, in accordance with applicable laws, the Chief Executive Officers and Deputy Chief Executive Officers of the Coastal, Middle Belt and Northern Development Authorities. As a follow up, the President has sworn into office the substantive boards for the three Authorities. The Authorities are thus ready to kick start their work.

Board Chairpersons/ CEOs of Development Authorities

The Coastal Development Board has Edmond Annan as the Board Chairman and Samuel Attah-Mensah, as its Chief Executive Officer. The Middle Belt Development Authority has Alex Kwaku Korankye as its Board Chairman and Hon. Joe Danquah as its Chief Executive. The Northern Development Authority has Hakeem Ahmed Wemah as its Board Chairman and Dr. Abdul-Majeed Heroun as its Chief Executive. All the three boards have additional eleven members constituting the thirteen-member board for each of the three Development Authorities.

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