The Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson has hit back at CEO of Citi FM, Mr Samuel Attah-Mensah, who two weeks ago resigned as the head of the Coastal Development Authority after less than six months of being in office, has filed.

She is accusing him of peddling falsehood about the reason he resigned, if news sources reference to her hoarding of contract and money are to be believed. She also disputed claims that he resigned because of dubious contract directives.

Popularly known as Sammens, the media manager resigned after allegedly falling out with the sector minister Mavis Hawa Koomson, who is in charge of Special Development Initiatives as claimed. They reported that Mr. Attah-Mensah is “unhappy with the management style of the sector minister including certain contracts being awarded.”

But it appears Mavis Hawa Koomson was not happy about the reportage and in an interview followed by, she said the claims made are not true.

She was speaking on Okay FM Thursday.

“He is not the only CEO in the development Authorities, there are others who are at post and working. Some of the things I heard it is not true.” she said.

“I am not the one who disburses money. It is the finance Minister. So I don’t understand. In fact I have been roaming to get the offices set up. Some of these things are not easy, it takes time. Someone will do the job… But I had no problem with him.”

On April 13, 2018 the presidency announced the appointment of Mr. Attah-Mensah as head of the Coastal Development Authority to be assisted by four deputies: Jerry Ahmed Shaib, Bob-Charles Agbontor, Mona Gertrude Effah and Emmanuel Affram Anim.

The Coastal Development Authority was established alongside the Northern and Middle Belt Development Authorities with a responsibility to implement 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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