Currently, the appointment of MMDCEs are done by the President with the approval of not less than two-thirds majority of members of the Assembly present and voting at the meeting.
However, this new order has seen a series of misunderstandings causing tension over the controversy surrounding the election of MMDCEs in the country.
This was after the Juaboso MP, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh had read a statement on the floor demanding action from the house over the way some of the approvals had been carried out amidst allegations of vote-buying among others.
The MP cited the case of the Juaboso District where a presiding member is challenging the approval of the DCE nominee which he alleges was conducted on the blind side of assembly members.
JoyNews’ Evans Mensah tonight hosted the following guests; Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr Kojo Pumpuni Asante, Deputy Majority Whip and Member of Local Government Committee, Habib Iddrisu, Local Governance Expert, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, Deputy Ranking Member of Local Government Committee, Benjamin Kpodo as they delved into the topic of interest.