Dr. Richard Fiadomor, President of the Chamber of Local Government (ChaLoG), has requested that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo looks into the leakage of the list of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) before the official announcement by the Local Government Minister on Sunday 19th September 2021.
Dr. Fiadomor believed that the list’s leakage was responsible for some of the agitations seen in some parts of the country, including Chereponi and Odododiodo.
Before the official announcement by Local Government Minister Mr. Dan Botwe, a list of MMDCEs circulated on social media.
Dr. Fiadomor said on TV3’s New Day show with Berla Mundi that the people who leaked the list were unfair to the President.
“Investigate whoever disseminated the report because it may have fueled pockets of violence. This is why we are witnessing such a spontaneous reaction. Normally, the reaction would have occurred after the report was made public.”
On Saturday, September 18, the National Security Coordinator issued security alerts to all security councils across the country in advance of the list’s release.
The alert, in the form of a memo, is titled ‘ANTICIPATING POSSIBLE VIOLENCE AHEAD OF MMDCES ANNOUNCEMENT’.
It was distributed to the chairs of regional security councils (REGSECs), municipal security councils (MUSECs), and district security councils on Thursday, September 16. (DISECs).
“In some parts of the country, there are indications of potential clashes ahead of the announcement of MMDCEs,” it said.
“REGSEC, MUSEC, and DISEC are hereby urged to be on high alert to prevent a breach of peace in their respective areas.”
Following the announcement of the list of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, Local Government Minister, Mr. Dan Botwe, has called for calm (MMDCEs).
He stated that the MMDCE’s position is one of service to the nation and that people whose preferred candidates were not chosen should not cause a commotion.
“The entire concept is to serve the nation. As far as I’m concerned, and as all well-meaning Ghanaians are aware, this is aspiring to serve our motherland. There can be no reason for disturbances if you have not been allowed to serve.
“If you truly wanted to serve, there is absolutely no reason for you to engage in disorderly conduct,” he said during a press conference in Accra to announce the list.