President Akufo-Addo Appoints Chief Executive Officers and Deputies for the Three Development Authorities

In government’s efforts to eradicate poverty, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed some personalities to act as Chief Executive Officers and Deputy Chief Executive Officers of the Coastal, Middle Belt and Northern Development Authorities.

In a press release from the Communications Directorate of the Presidency signed by its Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, it explained that, these appointments by the President is in accordance with applicable laws and the appointees are to act pending the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing boards of the three development authorities given in consultation with the Public Service Commission.

According to the Release, Samuel Attah-Mensah an IT Professional will act as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Coastal Development Authority along with three deputies namely, Jerry Ahmed Shaib a Lawyer, Bob- Charles Agbontor  a Quantity Surveyor, Mona Gertrude Effah also a Lawyer and Emmanuel Affram Anim  an Administrator.

For the Middle Belt Authority, Joe Danquah, an Administrator by profession will act as the Chief Executive Officer along with three deputies namely: Joyce Poku-Boateng a Lawyer, Vincent Frimpong Manu, a Development Practitioner and Alexander Ferka an Accountant and a Banker.

Furthermore, Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun will act as the Chief Executive Officer for the Northern Development Authority along with three deputies namely; Lariba Zuweira Abudu  a Teacher, Osmani Akudiba Ayuba  a Chartered Accountant and a Banker, as well as Stephen Yir-Eru Engmen a Development Practitioner.

The three Development Authorities will be tasked with the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP),hence ensure the disbursement of the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year in fulfilment of President Akufo-addo’s 2016 campaign pledge to Ghanaians.




Source: Ishmael Barfi/