After being dragged to court by the Special Prosecutor, Sumaila Abdul-Rahman has resigned from his position as the acting Chief executive officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA).[ads2]
Mr Abdul-Rahman has relinquished his position after the Special Prosecutor dragged him and his two deputies to court over alleged procurement breaches.
In a statement, the outgoing NDA acting CEO explained that he has resigned to pave way for the ongoing judicial process without any interference.[ads3]
“I write to resign from my position as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Northern Development Authority (NDA). This decision has become necessary to enable me step aside and allow the ongoing judicial process to take place without any interference,” he said in a letter addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank His Excellency the President for giving me the mandate to serve our country as the Acting CEO of the NDA,” he added.[ads4]
Meanwhile, the Tamale High Court will commence full trial of the case involving Mr Abdul-Rahman and his two deputies and a private businessman on April 4, 2023.
The court says it will continue hearing the case on the 5th and 6th of April as well after going through all the documents filed and mentioned in the witness statements last month in a case management conference.