Akufo-Addo sends Dan Botwe the finalized list of MMDCEs to announce.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finalized the list of metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs) to be nominated to serve within the next three-and-a-half years.

The list is anticipated to be received by the Minister of authorities, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Daniel Botwe, Thursday morning for onward announcement.

These were disclosed by the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin.

“Expect the list to be announced by the Minister very soon,” he wrote on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, September 15.

Delay in nominating chief executives for the varied metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) has been a matter of concern to several groups and individuals.

In July, the Chamber for authorities (ChaLoG) accused President Akufo-Addo of employing “unnecessary” and “unproductive” processes in nominating MMDCEs.

“ChaLoG wishes to invoke the President to urgently come to terms with the negative impact his actions and inactions which has led to the delay in nominating MMDCEs to be confirmed by the Hon Assembly Members, has on the graceful administration of the MMDAs,” it said during an announcement on Sunday, July 25.

The President had issued a directive through the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, for MMDCEs from his first term to continue acting in office.

This issue was dragged to court by a Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor.

ChaLoG felt that directive has hampered progress within the local assemblies.

“As a result of this directive, all the MMDAs across the country haven’t undertaken any new projects while they still collect Property Rates, Business Operating Permits, Markets and Lorry Tolls from ratepayers, yet no capital projects are being undertaken by the Assemblies seven months into the year 2021.”

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