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President Akufo-Addo roots for participatory governance

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is optimistic that Ghana’s commitment to pursue accountable and transparent democratic governance, especially at the local level would lead to accelerated growth. He said the success of any government in the implementation of its development agenda, to a large, depended on a well-orchestrated participatory governance. …

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Election of MMDCEs is a better accountability structure – NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has stated that electing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) is an effective accountability and transparency structure to enhance decentralisation. Madam Catherine Addy, a Deputy National Chairperson of the Commission who said this, indicated that the move would significantly consolidate Ghana’s democratic …

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Parliament to pass TCDA Bill by December – Minister

The Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA) Bill will be passed by Parliament to receive Presidential Assent by the end of this year, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said. The Bill, when passed into law, is expected to provide great relief to farmers of tree …

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Referendum alone not an end to appointment of MMDCEs – NCCE

Mr. Samuel Asare  Akuamoah, the Deputy Chairman, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)has said the upcoming referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) alone would not take away the President’s power of appointment of the executives. He said Parliament would have to amend the non- …

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Monetisation in Ghana electoral processes alarming – Majority Leader

The growing trend of monetisation in Ghana’s electoral processes has reached alarming proportions and national crisis, Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu warned on Tuesday in Accra. He observed further that, the level of monetization of elections and politics in Ghana is unsustainable, affecting both the ruling New Patriotic Party …

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MPs urged to approve amendment Bill for MMDCEs election

Dr Eric Oduro Osae, a local government expert has urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to unite and approve the Amendment of Article 243(1) for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). He said Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution empowered the President to appoint MMDCEs, however, …

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