PPP lauds Akufo-Addo on election of MMDCEs

The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) has welcomed the resolve of the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to ensure the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) if elected President after the November polls.

Nana Akufo-Addo while addressing a business forum in the United Kingdom said it’s about time MMDCEs become accountable to the people hence must be elected by Ghanaians.

“The time has come to bring accountability to local government through competitive politics. Election of DCEs at the local level can no longer be delayed. This is going to give a great boost to local initiatives and local self-reliance.”

Based on this backdrop, the PPP which has been an advocate of the election of MMDCEs in a statement said the position taken by the NPP flagbearer is a step in the right direction.