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Akufo-Addo Sacks 24 MMDCEs; Nominates 26 New MMDCEs1 min read

Akufo-Addo Sacks 24 MMDCEs; Nominates 26 New MMDCEs<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

President Akufo-Addo, has revoked the appointment of 24 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

This was contained in a letter to the Minister of Local Government and Decentralisation, Dan Botwe.

The President said the directive is in accordance with Article 243(3) (B) of the constitution and Section 20 (3) (b) of the Local Government Act, 2014.

Akufo-Addo said the directive takes immediate effect with their replacements to be announced in due course.

The President in his second term delayed the appointment of MMDCEs for over nine months.

The development raised concerns about the effective operations of the metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies.

However, it is not clear what has occasioned the revocation of the appointment of these persons, barely 11 months to the end of Akufo-Addo’s tenure.


Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has nominated 26 new Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) after dismissing the, 24 of them on February 2, 2024.

These nominations are pending approval by their respective Assemblies, in accordance with article 243 (1) of the Constitution.

The President’s nominees include: