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President Akufo-Addo Terminates Appointment of 24 DCEs

I write to inform you that I have revoked the appointment of the following as District Chief Executives. I respectfully request that you give immediate effect to my directive. I will, under a separate cover, write to you to nominate their replacement.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of some twenty-four District Chief Executives (DCEs).

They include the DCE for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Isaac Kwadwo Boabeng and Adentan’s Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumua, Patrick Kumor of Weija-Gbawe and Daniel Owuredu of Nkoranza North.

The president revoked their appointment in accordance with Article 243 (3) b of the Constitution and Section 20 (3) b of the Local Government Act 2014 (Act 936).

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In a letter dated 2nd Febraury 2024 written to the Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe and copied to the Vice President and Chief of Staff, President Akufo-Addo said “I write to inform you that I have revoked the appointment of the following as District Chief Executives.

“I respectfully request that you give immediate effect to my directive. I will, under a separate cover, write to you to nominate their replacement.”


The termination of their appointment, raises questions about the rationale behind such a broad sweep. While the exact reasons for their dismissal remain undisclosed, the legal framework cited suggests a possible reorganization or performance evaluation as part of the president’s prerogative in local government administration.

This move might also reflect broader political strategies, administrative reforms, or a response to specific governance challenges at the local level. However, without explicit reasons, the implications for local governance, the affected communities, and the political atmosphere remain speculative. It will be crucial to monitor subsequent developments, including any official explanations from the Presidency or the affected individuals, as well as reactions from political, civil society, and community stakeholders.

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Letter Addressed to Local Government on the termination of appointments of some 24 DCEs

 

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