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“I did not direct anyone or group of persons to pick any item from the premises of the NDA yard” – Northern Regional Minister

The Northern Regional minister Salifu Sa-eed has denied assertions that he assigned some group of persons  to pick up tricycles powering machines at the Northern Development Authority (NDA)  in the name of Northern Regional Coordinating Council(NRCC).

The minister in a statement copy to, described the allegation leveled against him by a renown social media communicator Kevin Ekow Tailor as false and a palpable lie.

“They are only trying to soil my hard earned reputation. If I was really behind the picking of such tricycles, I would have written formerly to NDA ,give clear direction and locations to deposit such items”, he noted.

Read the full statement bellow

*For Immediate Release*

 *13th January, 2020*

My attention has be drawn to a letter in which the dismissed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Dr Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun, has claimed that I directed that some tricycles be picked from the NDA yard.

I wish to state categorically and unequivocally that, I did not direct anyone or group of persons or company to pick any item from the premises of the NDA yard in my name or the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. For the records, I was the same person who ensured the protection of said items upon my appointment until the appointment of the CEO of NDA. 

The said claim being purported by the letter of the former NDA boss and Kelvin Taylor’s report is false and a palpable lie. This is an attempt to soil my hard earned reputation and hard work. If I was really behind the tricycles pick up, I would have written formally to the NDA, giving clear directions and the locations to deposit the items.

As head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), there was the need for the CEO who had access to me to verify before allowing the so-called assignees of mine to pick those tricycles as claimed.

I therefore join calls for the NDA to as a matter of urgency to open a full scale investigation into the entire tricycles matter, dating back to 2016 in accordance with the laid down procedures and laws.

I wish to also add that no one is above the law and as a law-abiding citizen, criminals irrespective of their political lineage, must be dealt with accordingly.


Salifu Sa-eed

(Northern Regional Minister)

Source:AlhassanYakubu | | Ghana

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