The Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is probing circumstances under which some 400 tricycles belonging to the Northern Development Authority (NDA) were stolen.
The tricycles were reportedly stolen from the premises of the Authority in the Northern Region.
In a letter signed by the Regional Crime Officer, K. Otuo Acheampong, the CID has requested the release of some persons to assist it in the investigation of the missing tricycles.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo dismissed acting Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr. Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun, last year in a manner criticised by a section of the public.
The letter signed by the President’s Executive Secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante, gave no reason for the revocation of the appointment but many have linked it to the missing tricycles.
The mysterious missing tricycles saga is the first scandal to hit the Authority after it was created by the current government to speed up development in the regions in the Northern part of the country.
Its predecessor, the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), created by ex-president John Mahama was bartered by several scandals.
Under ex-president Mahama, SADA paid GH¢32, 498,000 to plant 5,000,000 (Five Million) trees in the Savannah Zone, but only accounted for about 700,000 trees, among others.