NF-(Tema) – The Chamber for Local Governace has has describe the delay in appointing nominees to the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assembly’s (MMDAs) as an upfront to the deepening of local government practice in the country.
In a statement signed by the executive secretary of ChaLoG Mr.Romeo Elikplim Akahoho and copied to newsfarmgh.com noted that,the delay was unnecessary and an unproductive move employed by the President 7 months into his second term in office.
The statement said, the delay in nominating about 260 Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief executives (MMDCEs) continued to have intended and unintended consequences in the Smooth administration of the local government system.
ChaLoG stated that, president Nana Akufo -Addo soon after his inauguration, caused all the MMDCEs in the country to remain at post but not to make any major financial transactions until they were nominated and confirmed by their respective Assembly Members.
The release further observed that the situation has halted ongoing projects and has affected new developmental project in the country adding that property rates, business operating permits Markets and lorry tolls were been collected by the Assembly’s from the citizens.
The statement called on the president to as a matter of urgency come to terms with the negative impact his actions and inaction was having on developing the country.
ChaLoG is a local government policy think tank in Ghana with Dr. Richard Fiadomor as President, Mr. Romeo Elikplim Akahoho Executive Secretary, Alhaj Ibrahim Faila, Public Relations Officer and Ing. Joshua Quist as Director of Research.