General News of Friday, 23 January 2015
The Board Chair of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Angelina Mornah Domakyaareh, has vehemently rejected accusations that the Authority has failed to live up to expectation.
SADA, which was set up years ago to bridge the development gap between the North and South, has come under intense criticism in recent times for misappropriating public funds.
Speaking to Citi News after a collaborative meeting between the SADA Board and the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Board Chair of SADA, Angelina Mornah Domakyaareh said, though SADA has gone through some challenges, it has not failed.
“..SADA has had challenges, but SADA has not failed, and SADA will not fail.As a human institution, you can have failures, but as indicated earlier… having failures doesn’t mean we have failed,” she stated.
She was optimistic SADA will deliver on its mandate to turn its image around.
“With the institution of engineers ready to support us, we know that we are going to deliver, which will turn our image around…,” she stated.
According to her, SADA has accessed its challenges and has re-strategised to avoid pitfalls in the future.
“We have reassessed the performance of SADA, vis-a-vis the challenges and we have re-strategised. We are going to avoid the pitfalls that led to the image bashing, and we think we are on the right course, not to go that way again.”