Local governance expert Issaka Nii Amon-Kotei has waded into the discussion of either the election of MMDCE is feasible or not.
According to him, the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive into office is feasible, but the implementation of the policy will take time.
Amon-Kotei, however, said this new policy would go through Parliament before the referendum process, and 70% of the Ghanaian electorates must vote Yes to confirm the policy.
He added that the mode of implementation would not be soon as we expect and we should look forward to the election in 2019 granted the referendum goes in favour of the policy.
Before the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary election, then NPP candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo said in so many platforms that his administration would ensure MMDCE’s are elected into office when voted to lead this country as head of state.
This policy announced by Nana Akuffo Addo became so attractive to many Ghanaians, and their reason is that the mode of appointment of MMDCE’s has over the years becomes a challenge for the political parties.
Issaka Amon-Kotei is, therefore, asking government the process of which the election will be conducted before he can genuinely criticise it.
Source: Metro News | Krobea Asante |