NF-(accra)-The former Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister in the first term administration of President Akufo-Addo, Elizabeth Sackey and 36 other women are expected to be named Metropolitan, Municipal, District Chief Executive officers (MMDCEs) in the soon-to-be released approved list of MMDCEs.

Elizabeth Sackey is tipped to replace Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah as the Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

The appointment of 37 women out of 260 MMDCEs to be appointed by President Akufo-Addo represents 14.23% of the total appointments with 85.77% being men. It is the highest female MMDCEs appointments to be made under the fourth republican constitution by any President.

Retained MMDCEs
Some women MMDCEs who are tipped to retain their positions are Catherine Reckling, the District Chief Executive for Sekyere South District in Ashanti region, and Martina Appiah Nyantakyi, the Municipal Chief Executive Officer for Ahafo Ano North in the Ashanti Region.

Diana Attaa-Kusiwaa, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nkoranza South in the Bono East region is also expected to be renamed as well as Margaret Darko, the Municipal Chief Executive for Suhum Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region.

New entrants
New entrants for the role of MMDCEs include Josephine Awuku Ansaa Inkoom for Ayensuano District, one of the thirty-three (33) districts in Eastern Region, Anna Adukwe Addo for Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA), one of the 10 newly created MMDAs in the Greater Region and Zuweiratu Mada Nashiru for Chereponi District, one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the whole of Ghana.

Finalised List
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Thursday 16 September 2021, submitted the list of nominated Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to the Minister for Local Government and Regional Reorganization, Dan Botwe, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin disclosed in a Facebook post.

Arhin in his post confirmed that the President has finalized the list of nominees and that the Local Government Minister will soon announce the names.

“List of MMDCE nominees finalized by President Akufo-Addo; it will be submitted in the morning to the Minister for Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, Hon. Dan Botwe. Expect the list to be announced by the Minister very soon.”

Delay in appointing MMDCEs
Government has been under pressure over the delay in appointing new MMDCEs nine months into a new Akufo-Addo administration.

However, the Presidency has rejected claims that the delay in appointing Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) is hampering development at the local government level whatsoever.

Source:Asaase Radio

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