MMDCEs: President Akufo-Addo pointed reasons for the delay as he..

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana has stated that the long awaited list of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will soon be released this month.

“This month of September, all these matters will be resolved… in the course of this month, it will be done,”

President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance during an interview with Skyypower FM in Takoradi monitored by Apexnewsgh.com.

As part of his tour to the Western Region, he said necessary consultations were ongoing to select the right personalities for the various assemblies.

Meanwhile President believes there is the need for broad consultations and that is what he has done.

“We have set up committees at the regional and national levels to make recommendations for me.”

“I have to really make sure the recommendations fit the political purposes of the government and respond to issues of competence, political suitability and all of these things.”

The appointment of MMDCEs is the sole preserve of the President, per Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.

At the moment, the government has been criticised for the lack of progress in appointing new MMDCEs eight months into a new administration.

In January, President Akufo-Addo directed all MMDCEs to remain at post until new ones are appointed.

The South Dayi MP, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, dragged the government to court over the continuous stay of MMDCEs in office eight months after a new administration came into office.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo has no constitutional mandate to direct MMDCEs to remain in office in an acting capacity.

Apexnewsgh.com/Ghana/Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen

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