The governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) Chairman for Cape Coast North Constituency, Mr. Stephen Kojo Arhin has charged President Nana Addo to be bold and ignore Traditional Authorities, Rev Ministers and Top officials protocols for the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCES).
In an exclusive interview, Mr. Arhin believed there is the need for the President to listen to the grassroots for the appointment of MMDCES instead of Traditional Authorities, Rev Ministers and Top officials who did not even join the campaign during the crucial 2020 elections.
Mr. Arhin who is known in politics as Wewebi also chided the President not to even consider the unqualified and incompetent party executives for the MMDCE position but rather consider applicants who can work to improve the lives of people in the district.
He revealed that the appointment of the sitting MMDCES was based on protocol and the favorites of some party executives, Traditional Authorities, Rev Ministers, Top officials and other stakeholders and as a result, the party lost majority of parliamentary its seats during 2020 elections across the Central Region. Mr Arhin appealed to the President not to make such a mistake in this time around.
According to him, majority of the MMDCES need to be sacked and new faces brought in, since some of the MMDCES only used the position to enrich themselves instead of working hard to improve the lives of the people.
Mr. Arhin revealed that most of the MMDCES who had nothing now own a number of properties and described the situation as a disgrace to the party and the President.
He said the President’s delay of the appointment of MMDCES is the best way to choose a rightful candidate to represent him in the various districts and appealed to the general public to allow the president to appoint rightful applicants.
Source: Hajia Hassana