Dec 17 Referendum: President Akufo-Addo to address nation tonight

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to address Ghanaians on the upcoming referendum slated for December 17, 2019 today.

All major television networks including social media platforms will carry the broadcast which is due at 8pm, today, Sunday, December 1, 2019.

It is unclear what message the president will carry in the broadcast, particular when there seem to be sharp divisions on various fronts regarding the exercise which is supposed to pave way for the enactment of a law that will allow for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

While the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in favour of the referendum, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which initially rallied behind the move, chickened out later.

The NDC believes the election of MMDCEs will further polarize the country along partisan lines.

Other groups including Civil Society, religious and chieftaincy have voiced their disagreement for the referendum.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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