A pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) militia group, Kandahar Boys, is alleged to have driven out all 400 tricycles reportedly missing from the premises of the Northern Development Authority.
The tricycles were moved in October 2019, UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt.
UPSANEWSROOM.com sources have disclosed the containers housing the 400 tricycles have been seen at a location near the premises of the Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development (CALID), a non-governmental organisation in the Northern Region.
The police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was tasked to investigate the missing tricycles after it came to public attention.
The tricycles were last seen in October last year.
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.