The Metropolitan Chief Executive, MCE, nominee for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, (AMA) Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, has been fully confirmed by Assembly members to become the first female AMA Mayor.
Her confirmation was done today, Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the AMA office.
33 assembly members of the AMA voted ‘Yes’ to confirm her nomination for the position.
Madam Elizabeth Sackey’s name was on the list of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives released by the Minister for Local Government, Dan Botwe on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
However, prior to the list being made public, some NPP youth in the Odododiodoo constituency of the Greater Accra Region, staged a demonstration on Saturday, September 18, 2021, to express their displeasure.
The Ghana Police Service subsequently arrested four leaders of the demonstration.
The outgoing MCE of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, later condemned the said demonstration.
He also disassociated himself from the incident and urged his supporters to respect the decision of President Akufo-Addo.
In a statement, he declared his support for whoever President Akufo-Addo nominates.
“We should recognize the President’s authority to nominate individuals of his choice to promote his agenda, and it’s our duty to support the appointees to succeed… I totally support all the President’s nominations and commit to continue to work towards the development of the country,” he said.
About Elizabeth Sackey
Elizabeth Sackey was a former MP for Okaikwei North on the ticket of the NPP. She hails from Asere-Accra in the Greater Accra Region and was born on May 6, 1958.
She holds a Certificate in Marketing, which she obtained in 2003.
She worked with Ghana Commercial Bank as Chief Clerk before becoming an MP.
She is a Christian and fellowships with the Church of Pentecost and is married with four children.