A Local Government Expert, Solomon Kotei, has expressed worry over how Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCEs) positions are now being hijacked by persons with little technical knowledge in planning.
He explained the MMDCE work is technical hence “filling such positions with politicians calls for concern.”
Speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM 102.3 FM Friday, Kotei highlighted the need for government to consider streamlining the process and set standards in the appointment of MMDCEs.
His argument comes days after Accra was badly hit with a rainstorm and inferno at the Nkrumah Circle GOIL Filling Station that has claimed over 200 lives.
“If MMDCEs lack the foresight in proper planning, it could virtually affect the development strategy for the MMDAs and the country at large.”
The debate on the mode of appointment/election of local government representatives has gained some currency lately with most Civil Society Organisation(CSOs), and other stakeholders calling for reform.