President Akufo-Addo has appointed Yawson Amoah as the substantive District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sefwi Akontombra.
He made the announcement when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Sefwi Akontombra as part of his tour of the Western North Region on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
President Akufo Addo’s pronouncement came on the back of an appeal by the Member of Parliament for Sefwi Akontombra, Alex Djornobuah Tetteh.
Nana Akufo-Addo also noted that the full list of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will be released this month.
He explained that the necessary consultations were ongoing to select the right persons for the assemblies.
“I want to be sure of the competencies, political suitabilities among others before announcing the MMDCEs. It is not an easy task. There is a need for broad consultations. I have set up committees at the regional and national levels to make recommendations for me. At the end of the day, they are my appointees at the local level and I will need to ensure that they are fit for the job.
“All these will be finalised by the end of this month,” he assured.
President Akufo-Addo has come under intense pressure over the delay in the appointment of substantive MMDCEs.
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, for instance, has dragged the government to court over the continuous stay of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in office eight months after a new administration came into office.
According to him, President Akufo-Addo has no constitutional mandate to direct MMDCEs to remain in office in acting capacity.
The Ranking Member of the Local Government Committee of Parliament, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has also demanded that President Akufo-Addo urgently publishes the list of the appointed MMDCEs.