Mr. Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the office of the president has explained to Ghanaians why the naming of the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) is delaying.
Speaking at the maiden press briefing at the Jubilee House on Friday, August 20th, 2021 said and I quote “the President has made it clear that currently there is no vacuum at the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies because the old MMDCEs are still in office and going about their respective duties on a day to day basis.
“So as and when the President decides to announce the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development that announcement will be made, and every single Municipal and District will appreciate the work of Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo”, he said.
Mr. Arhin, therefore, insisted, “the delay in naming (MMDCEs) is not hampering the works of the Assemblies at the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District levels since work is still ongoing at the various MMDCE levels.”
He explained that the appointment of MMDCEs took a two-prong approach with the setting up of committees at the regional levels to vet persons who expressed interest in the various positions.
According to him, four persons each were shortlisted from the various Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies and forwarded to the national level where Hon. Dan Kwaku Botwe, Minister for Local Government and Rural Developments, chaired the second vetting process in Accra, Ghana.
He added that the Dan Botwe led committee has since submitted its report to the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo who is the final determinant for consideration.
Mr. Eugene Arhin finally assured Ghanaians that, the President upon consultations will announce the list in the coming days, which he believes should be soon.