Make MMDCEs’ positions elective — Nduom

The President of the Groupe Nduom, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, has reiterated the call for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) positions to be made elective.

He said making the positions elective would make the MMDCEs accountable to their constituents and help promote development at the local level.

The convention

Addressing the opening session of the 7th Biennial Supreme Subordinate Convention of the Knights of St John International at Cape Coast , Dr Nduom attributed the low rate of development at the local level to the President’s appointment of the MMDCEs.

The five-day programme, on the theme: “The Role of the Faithful, in the Changing World,” brought together delegates from all over the country to rededicate themselves as knights and ladies of the order of the Catholic Church.

Elective position of MMDCEs

Speaking on varied issues, Dr Nduom observed that the challenges that plagued the various local areas were as a result of the appointment of what he described, the “mayors” of those areas.

“If we want to allow democracy to work at every facet of our development agenda, then there is the need for us to reconsider appointing our MMDCEs.

“We all must assist to change the 1992 Constitution to make the position of our MMDCEs an elective one,” he added.

On corruption, Dr Nduom described the phenomena as “a big deal” , which must be tackled with all seriousness, saying, “If we do that, we will be able to address most of the challenges confronting us as a country.”

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