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Akufo-Addo appoints Citi FM boss as CEO of Coastal Dev’t Authority

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Samuel Attah-Mensah, CEO of Accra-based private radio station Citi FM, as CEO of the Coastal Development Authority.

The president has also appointed Mr Joe Danquah and Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun as CEO of the Middle Belt Development Authority and the Northern Development Authority, respectively.

Their appointment is in accordance with applicable laws, a statement issued on Friday, 13 April and signed by the Communications Director at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said.

Below is the full list of appointees to the three separate Authorities:


1. Samuel Attah-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer (IT Professional)

2. Jerry Ahmed Shaib, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Lawyer)

3. Bob-Charles Agbontor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Quantity Surveyor)

4. Mona Gertrude Effah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Lawyer)

5. Emmanuel Affram Anim, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Administrator)


1. Joe Danquah, Chief Executive Officer Administrator
2. Joyce Opoku-Boateng Deputy Chief Executive Officer Lawyer
3. Vincent Frimpong Manu Deputy Chief Executive Officer Development Practitioner
4. Alexander Ferka Deputy Chief Executive Officer Accountant/Banker

1. Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun Chief Executive Officer Agricultural Economist
2. Lariba Zuweira Abudu Deputy Chief Executive Officer Teacher
3. Osmani Aludiba Ayuba Deputy Chief Executive Officer Chartered Accountant/ Banker
4. Stephen Yir-Eru Engmen Deputy Chief Executive Officer Development Practitioner

According to the presidency, the appointees are to act pending the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing Boards of the Development Authorities, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

The three Development Authorities are tasked with the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) – the Programme which will ensure the disbursement of the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign pledge.

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