October 5, 2017
Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development, Kennedy Osei Nyarko has reveal that, government will ensure that election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives comes on in September 2019.
He noted in an interview with Ghanamps.com that, the current government’s promise of election in 2018 could not come off because, the turn of the current Assemblies come to an end in 2019 September.
And cited a litigation by a fisherman who took the Electoral Commission to court, “we cannot have an election when the term of office of the current Assembly has not come to an end”. Again government will have to clear the necessary amendment that will trigger the election of the MMDCEs”.
Mr. Kennedy Osei Nyarko further noted that the first step in this whole process is to conduct a referendum. “It is a serious Constitutional amendment and not an amendment of an act”.
By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com