Majority of Ghanaians are pushing for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on non-partisan basis.
These are the findings of a September 2021 Local Government survey, conducted by Center for Democratic Governance (CDD) Ghana.
The campaign for the election of MMDCEs was truncated in 2019, with President Akufo-Addo calling for broader consultations and consensus.
The campaign was characterised by sharp disagreements over whether the local Executives should be elected along partisan or non-partisan lines.
But the Local Government survey findings show that seven out of every 10 Ghanaians would prefer a direct election of the local Executives; and that, the preference for a non-partisan election is on a steady rise.
Majority of Ghanaians, according to the findings, believe that MMDAs have performed very or fairly badly in the past five years.
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