By: Mercy Darko
The Governing Boards for the Coastal, Middle Belt and Northern Development Authorities have been sworn-in, with a charge to invest in infrastructure, because it is key to the development of the economy.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia who swore in the Chairpersons and members of the boards at the Jubilee House, said the establishment of the Development Authorities is to spearhead development in the various zones.
Board members of the three development authorities will work under the Secretariat of the Special Development Initiatives.
Vice President Bawumia said more than 5 thousand projects have so far been initiated under the three development authorities.
He stated ongoing projects will be completed, charging the new boards to support the management of their respective authorities to attract more investors to support the initiative.
Vice President Bawumia also challenged the Board members to monitor and evaluate ongoing projects to avoid duplication and ensure sustainability of the projects.
National Coordinator of the Special Development Authority Initiative, Clara Napaga Tia Sulemana, said her office will work hand in hand with the Governing Boards to achieve the desired results.
The Coastal Belt Development Authority has Edmund Annan as Chairman and Dr Suleman Abdulai is Chairman of the Northern Development Authority.
The Board Chairman of the Middle Belt Development Authority, Alex Kwaku Korankye on behalf of all the three development authorities, said ”the board members will work assiduously to uplift the image of the Development Authorities”.
The Governing Board members later took the Official Oaths and the Oath of Secrecy.