March 5, 2024

Minister designates for Local Government and Rural Development Martin Adje-Mensah Korsah has thrown his support for the concept of electing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

At his vetting, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Mr. Korsah affirmed that it is important to ensure this happens; adding that the conflict between MPs and MMDCEs is worrying; but was quick to point out that in normal life there are bound to be conflicts, but when the conflict becomes deliberate and partisan it becomes more problematic.

According to him, if a DCE decides to frustrate an MP in accessing their common fund, “I do not thnk the punishment goes to the MP, rather members of the community who should benefit from the MP’s common fund gets denied and a second view should be taken at this problem”.

He further pointed out that all over the world with the exception of Pakistan, Malaysia, Ghana, and some parts of Canada are the only places where we do not elect MMDCEs more so on partisan lines.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/