NPP’s handling of confirmation of MMDCEs poor – Local gov’t expert

    A local governance expert has chided the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for its poor handling of the confirmation exercise of some of the Metropolitan, Municipal, District Assemblies (MMDCEs) across the country.

    According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, the NPP’s handling of the exercise under the watchful eyes of the sitting president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is problematic.

    “What is happening at the various Assemblies in terms of confirmation of the president’s nominees is worrying and undermines the local government processes and structures,” he said.

    Mr. Amon Kotei made this comment in reaction to the Assembly members’ decision to vote against Juaben Municipal Chief Executive today Monday, November 1, 2021.

    Speaking on Accra-based Happy FM, he said the incidence of vote-buying coupled with police and military intimidations during the processes across the country is despicable.

    “Some of us who are local government practitioners, we did not expect these to be happening under the leadership of the current president who is a lawyer by profession,” he stated.

    He reminded the Members of Parliament and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives involved in influencing Assembly members to vote in a particular way that they are liable candidates to be hauled before the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).




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