Former President Mahama, others eulogized Dr Sulley
Family and friends on Sunday, 2nd May 2021 held a befitting funeral rite for the late Dr. Sulley Gariba, former Ghana’s Ambassador to Canada at his private residents in Tamale.
The late Dr. Gariba sudden death occurred last week Tuesday evening at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness. He was born on May 4, 1958.
The late ambassador was buried in tomb at his private residents in Tamale in accordance with Islamic teachings.
Dr. Sulley served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada from 2014 to 2017, and Senior Policy Advisor to the then President Atta Mills where he established the Policy Delivery and Evaluation Unit in the Presidency of Ghana from 2010 to 2014.
The late Dr Sulley was a leading Member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), and owner of Garba Lodge in Tamale.
He also served as an advisor to the former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, he monitored and evaluates poverty reduction in the Canadian International Development.
Former president Johman Dramani Mahama, diplomats, Chief’s, Islamic clerics from all walks of life’s graced the solemn ceremony.
Bigwigs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) including National Vice Chairman of NDC, Sofo Azorka, Ambassador Nasamu Asibigi, Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, Hon. Silvester Mensah Mensah, Prof. Roland Atubiga, Dr. Nashiru Issahaku representing the NDC and His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the Northern Regional Chairman of NPP, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila.
The minority leader and Member of parliament for Tamale south, Mr. Harruna Iddrisu led minority NDC MPs to commensurate with the family.
Former President eulogized the deceased, stating that he was a man of substance who served the country diligently. Diplomats including the Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas paid glory tributes to the celebrated policy and development expert.
Dr. Sulley Gariba was a leader in the International evaluation movement, having been founding President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the African Evaluation Association from 2007-2009.
He advised the secretariat managing the first round Evaluation of the Paris Declaration between 2006 and 2008; has served on several expert panels, including a 7-member panel of evaluation experts established by the OECD-DAC and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) to assess the evaluation function in UNICEF.
He has served as team leader for the Review of UNDP’s Evaluation Policy in 2009; designed and delivered training on the use of citizen-based tools for evaluating poverty for over a dozen African Parliaments; and supported the design of water supply improvement projects Ethiopia and Eritrea; led capacity building for decentralized development in Nigeria; supported the establishment of Peace-building systems for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja and member states.