Mr Romeo Elikplim Akahoho, Executive Secretary of Chamber for Local Governance (ChaLoG) a Civil society group has state ed that the delay of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in releasing the MMDCE nomination list is creating more attention among the general public.
‘’What is the delay for, the more there is delay the more the attention is created ‘’ he quizzed.
He said the President in his first term by April 2017 had nominated the Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and were approved, indicating that they expected that the second term would be easy for him, ‘’but we are in the seventh month and there has not been any nomination ‘’ he added.
He made the statement in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’ Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng.
Mr Akahoho referred to a directive by President Akufo-Addo through the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, a few days after his swearing-in, that the MMDCEs of his first term continue to act until new persons are confirmed.
“As a result of this directive, all the MMDAs across the country have not undertaken any new projects even though they continue to collect Property Rates, Business Operating Permits, Markets and Lorry toll from ratepayers, yet no capital projects are being undertaken by the Assemblies seven months into the year 2021’’ he said.
He said they believed that the delay is affecting development across the country because if the assembly is not functioning well how then and they mobilise revenue to undertake development.
‘’If the revenue collection of the assemblies is not functioning then development will be retarded, that is why there must be a Chief Executive to coordinate affairs’’ he said.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com