Election of MMDCEs will sabotage the work of President -Ing. Antwi Bosiako





11.9.19



The Election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives when approved will sabotage the work of the president especially in the implementation of policies and programs at the local level.





Peter Antwi Boasiako, Bill Boampong Darlington and Felix Hilton Kwamena Hamilton want Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to use his “prerogative as the President of the nation, to halt this amendment…



” The amendment would allow political parties to field and sponsor candidates for local government elections, which is currently barred by Article 55/3 of the 1992 Constitution.


“55 (3) Subject to the provisions of this article, a political party is free to participate in shaping the political will of the people, to disseminate information on political ideas, social and economic programmes of a national character, and sponsor candidates for election to any public office either than to district assemblies or lower local government unit.”


Speaking on Ashh Fm’s National Agenda on Wednesday, one of the petitioners Ing. Peter Antwi Bosiako said, they are worried that allowing political parties into local government elections would undoubtedly create sharp divisions at the grassroots in the communities and will not help to maintain harmony among the local people.


“We believe that the political factionalism at the grassroots will destroy friendships and families, considering our fragile young democracy,” he told Oderfour Qwasi Kay show host.



According to him, “there is also no concrete evidence which clearly suggests that the proposed election of the MMDCEs will actually improve on the current system” where the President appoints the MMDCEs.


Ing. Antwi Bosiako said, they are of the view that the current system which allows President to appoint the MMDCEs can achieve the purpose for quicker development of the communities.



Mr. Bosiako further disclosed that, the MMDCE’s elections along party lines will further polarize Ghana; three Ghanaian based United Kingdom citizens have said in a petition to the President



Sources: myashhfmonline.com