MMDCEs nominees list of 260: 38 women made it

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Mr Dan Botwe, on Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2021, released the list of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) nominees by President Akufo-Addo. The list contains 260 MMDCEs to head the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the 16 political administrative regions of […]

Election of MMDCEs will be President Akufo-Addo’s best legacy-Franklin Cudjoe

The President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, believes the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will be President Nana Akufo-Addo’s best legacy. “…One of the most important legacies of Nana Akufo-Addo which is devolving power to people…I think is his best legacy by the way. If it [election of […]

Election of MMDCEs not panacea to decentralization challenges- Vanderpuye

A former Deputy Local Government Minister, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has downplayed the relevance of the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the country. To him, the election of MMDCEs will only provide human resources to manage the various assemblies but won’t resolve challenges within the decentralization makeup. “Just the mere […]

Political parties reach consensus on MMDCEs’ election

Political parties have unanimously endorsed the call for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). Speaking at a multi-stakeholder conference on the upcoming referendum, the General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia pointed out that voting for MMDCEs would address the winner-takes-all syndrome in the country’s politics. Asiedu […]

Ministerial reshuffle imminent as Akufo-Addo assesses performance of Ministers, Meets MMDCEs today

A Ministerial reshuffle is imminent following a meeting between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ministers in his government. The meeting which took place yesterday, Wednesday April 17 2019 was to afford the president the opportunity to assess the performance of the Ministers in their respective portfolios. It will be recalled that a similar Ministerial […]