NDA Will Succeed – New Boss

Lawyer Sulley Sambian with Mr. Dwight Godlove Otoo at the NDA office in Tamale


The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Lawyer Sulley Sambian, has indicated that he would do everything possible to ensure that the authority succeeds on its mandate.

“Looking at the clout and experience of both the members of the board and the management team, there is no justification not to succeed in carrying out our mandate. All we need is a shift in mindset, and I am willing to bring the required leadership that will make this possible,” Mr. Sambian stated.

The Acting NDA CEO is of the view that the North has a lot to offer in terms of investment opportunities, and called on the good people of the North to support the authority to bring the needed development to the northern ecological zone.

According to him, as a government agency whose core mandate among others include the mobilisation of public and private resources for investment in order to catalyse economic growth, the NDA is more than ready to provide the required information to enable the investor community make the right decisions.

He urged the investor community to explore investment opportunities in agriculture, real estate, tourism and the hospitality industry among other areas in the northern ecological zone and invest.

He made this known when the Investment Advisor and Acting Deputy Country Director, Department for International Trade at the British High Commission, Mr. Dwight Godlove Otoo, paid him a courtesy call at the office of the Northern Development Authority in Tamale, in the Northern Region.

The purpose of the courtesy call was to explore investment opportunities between the northern part of Ghana and investors in the United Kingdom (UK).

Mr. Dwight Godlove Otoo noted that trade and investment is the fastest way to promote the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr. Otoo was optimistic that NDA will be able to introduce the Trade and Investment of UK to some investment opportunities from Northern Ghana, which they can share with UK-based investors to visit Ghana and invest to create jobs and opportunities.

“The opportunities in Northern Ghana are enormous, and so we are here to talk to NDA because they are on the ground and they know the stakeholders, partners who can aid us to build and develop projects that we can invest in,” he stressed.

According to him, the Tamale International Airport is a game changer because it will boost socio-economic activities in the five regions of the North.

“We need to start thinking of how to use that opportunity to promote trade from Ghana to UK and UK to Ghana, to create jobs and other opportunities for the people of the five regions of the North,” he added.

FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale

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