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Akufo-Addo appointing 5400 CEOs, Board members, DCEs “wrong”- Prof. Adei

Akufo-Addo appointing 5400 CEOs, Board members, DCEs “wrong”- Prof. Adei

“It isn’t right for the President of any country to be responsible for designating each District Chief Executive (DCE), Board Members and Chief Executive Officers of public establishments” a former Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA Rector Prof. Stephen Adei has stated.

Under Ghana’s legal regime, the president is obliged to make 5400 appointment upon assumption of office.

His remark comes following pockets of savagery in specific areas of the nation after the President designated a few people as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs)

Some young people of the govering New Patriotic Party (NPP) whose favoured competitors were not named destoyed party offices, creating chaotic scenes and different properties at Odododiodoo in Greater Accra and Chereponi in the North East Region, and Tema Central.

Talking on the advanced age banter on whether MMDCEs ought to be selected or chosen, observed by African Editors in Accra on Wednesday 29 September 2021, Prof Adei said that the constitution should be changed to lessen the winner-takes-all syndrome where governing party sweep position, but admitted that amendment will not be easy”.

He said: “By and by, our constitution regardless of the way that it has served us for such a long time has a ton of shortcomings since it was made to suit a tyrant attempting to transform himself into a regular citizen and keeping however much powers as could reasonably be expected.”

“I think it isn’t right for the President of any country to be solely designating each DCE, selecting each leading group of public foundations, delegating CEOs, that is off-base,” he expressed.

Prof Adei stated that: “I was an individual from a seven-part advisory group delegated by the IEA with the Arch Bishop Palmer Buckle and Emile Short and we came out and said there are sure things that should be changed to decrease the champ bring home all the glory [politics]. Nonetheless, it won’t be simple. These two clans which I call NDC, NPP, when they are in power they partake in those advantages, they become possibly concern when they are in resistance and, thusly, the probability that they will concede to these progressions is extremely thin.”

Prof Adei, nonetheless, commended president Akufo-Addo for making endeavours to have a mandate on the appointment of MMDCEs elected despite the fact that it fizzled.

He said as much far as the greatest opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) kick against any transition to choose MMDCEs, that agenda won’t be achieved.

Source: Editors

Akufo-Addo appointing 5400 CEOs, Board members, DCEs "wrong"- Prof. Adei

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