Albert Akuka Alalzuuga
November 5, 2021

Member of Parliament for Garu, Albert Akuka Alalzuuga is advocating for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCEs) in the wake of the brouhaha that was wittiness at the confirmation of some MMDCEs.

According to him whether it would be on partisan or not, there should be a process of queuing to vote like it’s done for MPs and Presidents during general elections.

When they are elected, he said no one would go fighting around saying he or she deserves to be an MMDCE and the political propaganda would be curbed. “It is not the best for us to continue this way, nomination and confirmation, the confusion we witnessed”, he lamented in an interview.

The former DCE for Garu said what he witnessed in Garu was better as there was no violence despite the first confirmation of the DCE did not go through, but there was heavy presence of the police, “I told them we were heading towards a disaster, one day why should a confirmation of a DCE witness heavy presence of the police?”

Again, “why should someone coming to be an agent of development being a link between the districts, lobbying central government for projects, why should we have such difficulties?”

He recounted that in 2013 as a former DCE, he had only the police commander and the driver with two police personnel witnessing the whole process.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/