Denying Local communities right to choose MMDCEs not healthy- CDD

Professor Kwasi Prempeh.

Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Governance (CDD), Professor Kwasi Prempeh, has called for reforms in the Local Governance system for accelerated development.

He said the current system and structure do not augur well for the country’s development.

Speaking at a Consultative Forum for Journalists in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region, Professor Prempeh called for a robust and innovative system that will promote the country’s rapid development. He said local communities are not allowed to choose their Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, MMDCEs and this does not enhance democracy.

He was of the opinion that there will be tremendous change in the country’s Local Governance if the locals are given the opportunity to take up initiatives that will change and will lead to accelerated development.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist at CDD, Maurice Nkrumah in an interview with GBC News following the suspension of the Referendum in 2019, CDD conducted a Local Government Survey to ascertain whether there is still high level of support for proposals for the elections of MMDCEs and all Government Representatives at the Local Level. He shared the outcome of the findings with GBC News.

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