General News of Thursday, 27 July 2017
President Akufo-Addo has nominated four persons for the position of Municipal and District Chief Executive position (MDCEs).
The nominees were nominated in accordance with article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20 (1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936.
The four are Madam Susan Akomea for Asante Akim Central Municipality in the Ashanti Region; Mr Oscar Liwaal for Bukpurugu District in the Northern Region and Kadey Phanuel Donkor for Adaklu District in the Volta Region whereas Hajia Amama Sayibu was re-nominated as the Tolon District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Northern region.
A statement signed by Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Tuesday, requested the nominees to liaise with their respective Regional Electoral Commissions to initiate the process for their confirmation.
The nominees must secure at least two-thirds of the valid votes cast by the assembly members to get the job.