The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been tasked to investigate circumstances under which some 400 tricycles were allegedly stolen from the Northern Development Authority’s (NDA) yard.
The CID in a statement signed by its Regional Crime Officer, K Otuo Acheampong requested that some persons be released to assist in the investigations of the missing tricycles.
This investigation follows a letter filed by the then Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr. A. M Haroun chronicling how the tricycles were stolen.
This development comes months after President Nana Akufo Addo revoked the appointment of Dr. Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun.
The letter, signed by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Executive Secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante, gave no reason for the revocation of the appointment of Dr. Haroun.
It might, however, be linked to the missing vehicles.
President Akufo-Addo created the Northern Development Authority, together with the Middle Belt and Coastal Development Authorities, and tasked them to implement the Infrastructure for the Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).
Northern Development Authority (NDA) was established by the Northern Development Authority Act, 2017, Act 963 to “provide a framework for the accelerated economic and social development of the Northern Development Zone”.