The Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development (CALID) has denied allegations linking the organization to the missing 400 tricycles at the Northern Development Authority.
CALID in a statement described the allegations as “palpable false, factually misrepresented and poor journalistic work aimed at tarnishing the enviable reputation of a credible institution by a social media self-acclaimed investigative journalist by name Kelvin Taylor”.
The Press statement signed by the Executive Director of CALID Mohammed Awal Sumani Bapio and copied to Diamond news said CALID has no business with either Northern Development Authority or Sav-Link company limited, the two organizations at the center of the 400 missing tricycles.
The statement said the ten footer containers were brought to a yard that houses two organizations as tenants and those organizations are CALID and M. Bashiru Living Man Electrical company limited.
“CALID wishes to disassociate itself from any such attempt by stating categorically that, we have no knowledge of how the said containers got to the yard. On the 26th of October 2019, officers of CALID were alerted by passers-by including the Board Chair of CALID about a breaking of the walls of the yard by a group of people. The Executive Director together with other staff visited the premises and met with the group. They were told it was on the orders of the landlord”, the statement added.
CALID said on October 28 2019, they noticed some ten footer containers were brought into the yard and immediately contacted their landlord who confirmed renting the premises to the owners of the containers.
The statement added that, “we wish to state that, this video by Kelvin Taylor which seeks to link CALID to the matter is outright falsehood and seeks to tarnish the hard earned reputation of our organization and our Executive Director”.
“We also direct those interested in the matter to conduct their own investigations in the matter since our reputable and non-aligned organization is unaware of any circumstance of said 400 tricycles”.
Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | www.diamondfmonline.com Ghana