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Special Prosecutor commences investigations into corrupt contracts at NDA

The Office of the Special Prosecutor(OSP) has opened investigations into suspected corruption at the Northern Development Authority.

The office is narrowing on a contract awarded by the authority to A&Qs consortium for consultant services under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme.

This follows a petition by Dr Sulemana Anamzoya, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, over a fraud issue involving his successor.

In the petition, Anamzoya accused his successor, Sumaila Abdul Rahman, of falsifying figures and forging his signature to cash in a GHC10.4 million contract.

Of concern is the quantum of the contract sum, according to a statement from the Special Prosecutor’s Office.

The Controller and Accountant General has therefore been directed by the Special Prosecutor to immediately freeze payments arising from the contract.

”The Special Prosecutor has invited the Coordinator for Special Initiatives at the Jubilee House and several serving officers, including the Chief Executive, and relevant past officers of the NDA and officers of A&Qs Consortium for questioning,” a statement issued by the OSP indicated.

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