Local Government Minister Dan Botwe has officially published the list of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Executive Heads (MMDCE) on the official website of the Ministry of Information.
This was revealed during a press conference, Sunday 19 2021.
Ghanaians were urged to accept the list in good faith and refrain from violence if their preferred candidate is not selected.
The Ghana Police Service has also warned groups that intend to protest against the list to drop such plans or face the law.
Meanwhile, 4 people were arrested following an illegal demonstration in Jamestown on Saturday, September 18 against the list, which appoints a new person to the post of chief executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA ).
Protesters reportedly blocked roads in Jamestown and burned car tires, creating a sense of fear and disorder.
The MMDCEs who are important officials in the governance and decentralization of the country are appointed by the President with at least two-thirds of the Assembly present and voting at their meeting, under Chapter Twenty of the Constitution in Article 243.
Once approved, the MMDCEs will provide political and administrative leadership over the next three and a half years.
Their place in the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, and their functions are defined under Article 243 of the Constitution and Article 20 of the Local Governance Law of 2016 – Law 936.
Duties of the head of the district executive:
The DCE is the main representative of the central government in the district who is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the executive and administrative function of the Assembly.
The DCE also supervises the services of the Assembly.
Even if the DCE is appointed by the president and approved by the assembly by vote, the mandate of the DCE ends when the president is removed, vote of no confidence and when an MMDCE dies in office.