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Accra Mayor Exempted As Govt Releases Names Of 260 MMDCEs

He was replaced with former Greater Accra Deputy Regional Minister, Madam Elizabeth Kwatsoo Tawiah Sackey.

After the release of the 260 persons nominated by the President for the positions of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCE) to the public, one of the MMDCEs who was conspicuously missing from the list was Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Mayor of Accra.

He was replaced with former Greater Accra Deputy Regional Minister, Madam Elizabeth Kwatsoo Tawiah Sackey.

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Revealed in scanned versions, the list made up of 132 males and 38 females, were uploaded on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page and the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development’s website.

Also, Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson retained his position as Chief Executive of the Ga West Municipality.

Addressing the media at the Minister’s briefing, hosted by the Information Ministry in Accra, Mr Botwe, said the list was submitted to all the Regional Ministers of the 16 regions and Electoral Commission for processes towards their confirmation.

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The nomination of the MMDCEs was in fulfilment of Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act, 2016, (Act 936), which stipulated that the President was required to nominate persons for the MMDCE position with prior approval by two-thirds majority of members of the Assembly present and voting at the meeting.

The Electoral Commission is required to conduct an election on the nominees 21 days after receipt of the names for their approval or otherwise.

Mr Botwe asked the various Assemblies to take action towards the confirmation of the nominees in a peaceful atmosphere.

He entreated the nominees to be measured in their celebrations to ensure party unity, saying; “The idea of MMDCE is to serve the country and your community and so if you’re to serve then there should be no cause for misconduct when you’re not nominated”.


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