General News of Sun, 20 May 20184
Ghanaians won’t forgive us if we repeat SADA errors – Minister to dev’t authorities
Special Development Initiatives Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has urged Chief Executives of the newly created Development Authorities to be guided by the Scandals which marred the Savannah Development Authority(SADA) created by the previous Mahama led government.
According to the Minister, Ghanaians will not forgive the ruling government if the same mess is created by these Development Authorities.
“He (President) is watching and the people of Ghana are also watching especially our opponents. The development agenda of this government has been placed on us, we must not let him down”. she said.
She added that “we don’t have time, we should all be in hurry to match the speed of the President. Thankfully we have the SADA experience to learn from, the Good people of Ghana will not forgive us if we create another SADA scandal. Management of public resources requires discipline and high levels of responsibilities”.
The Minister said this in Koforidua during a workshop for CEOs of the Development Authorities and their Deputies on Public Financial Management Acts, Procurement Act and the Development Authority Acts.
Speaking to Starr News, Alhaji Haroun the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority said SADA did not fail but did not meet expectations. He said SADA let some essential footprints which need to be continued with additional initiatives implemented to stimulate development in the Savannah Belt.
“They (SADA) have failed to live up to expectations, they haven’t failed wholly as such they have left footprints on which we want to build, they have left initiatives some which are sensible. Ours is a government of continuity and we will not want to waste what is good. We will follow some of the good things that they left and we will create new ones. We do not intend to fail”.