The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is appealing to the leaders and members of the country’s Professional Associations and Trade Unions to participate in the current debate on the mode of appointment/election of MMDCEs. The professional groups and Trade Unions are major stakeholders in the country and their contributions will surely shape the reform agenda, including the kind of governance structure to be adopted at the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assembly level. The matter will be brought before Parliament by the Constitution Review Implementation Committee when the House resumes in May 2013.
The Progressive People’s Party is happy to note the government's attempt to clarify the position of the CRC on the election of MMDCEs vis-a-vis its own final decision on the processes to be adopted for the emergence of MMDCEs. In a publication in the Daily Graphic of Tuesday 26th March, 2013, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu is reported to have stated in a statement that after critically examining the three proposals “the government sought to bring clarity to the process; as a result the government had decided to adopt a uniform and pragmatic method for the emergence of chief executives for all category of assemblies”.
CONFERENCE TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF CERTIFICATION AS A POLITICAL PARTY BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSSION
Exactly a year ago the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) burst onto the Ghanaian political scene as a fully fledged, certified political party determined to fill the dire need for a viable alternative to the political duopoly that was evolving without much resistance even though what the two dominant parties had offered for two decades were virtually the same uninspiring leadership, promising much and delivering little by way of transformational development.
The Progressive People’s Party is worried with the intransigent position adopted by the NDC government with respect to the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
PRESS STATEMENT OF THE PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE'S PARTY ON THE 2013 BUDGET PRESENTED BY MR. KWABENA A. OKYERE AT THE PPP HEADQUARTERS ON THURSDAY 7th MARCH, 2013.