Gov’t to announce roadmap on Election of MMDCEs Wednesday

Gov’t to announce roadmap on Election of MMDCEs Wednesday
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM
Date: 28-05-2019 Time: 05:05:39:pm
Hajia Alima Mahama is expected to use the media encounter to provide further details on the status of the agenda.

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Alima Mahama, will on Wednesday, May 29, announce the road map on election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) when she takes her turn at the Meet the Press Series. 

The election of MMDCEs was a major campaign promise by the NPP in the 2016 general elections. 

Hajia Alima Mahama will use the media encounter to provide further details on the status of the agenda.

She will also give an update on the roadmap to the rural development programme and the alternative livelihood programme for small scale miners after the ban on illegal mining.

Governance expert, Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae, believes the election of MMDCEs has become crucial for the effective administration of local authorities.

Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae

"The local people are yearning for the election of their leaders. There should not be interference. If the NPP is promising us that within 24 months they are going to elect Chief Executives, it is good,” the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS).