The Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) has stated that the delay in the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives by the President is slowing down development and economic growth at the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies across the country.
The party said since metropolitan, municipal and districts forms the base of governance at the local level which development is significant, the President should have by now made his nominees known.
In an interview on Reporters’ Visit on A1 Radio, the General Secretary of the PNC, Mrs. Janet Asana Nabla, while urging the President to fast-track the appointment process said the delays of the appointment should have been the thing of past if the country avoid appointing MMDCEs and start electing them at the local level.
“Our worry has to do with the People that are still acting, when someone is acting he or she knows that is not a permanent so he or she can’t take certain decisions, and you also heard the President saying that they were not suppose to take any action so they are only there waiting for the substantial people to come and take over.
Though they are acting they don’t have the legal power to do anything so development in the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies across the country has come to a stand still. So the development level this time is not progressing reason the PNC is saying that if that President can fast-tract the appointment of the MMDCEs it will help the country”
The party also stressed the need for government to consider gender balance and also the Youth in the appointment processes.
“We are also looking at the gander balance, you know they are currently appointing the CEOs for the various organizations and board of Directors and when you check almost all are Men and we have spoken about it over and over and we are be coming tired, the gander factor is not taking in to consideration at all. This country was build for both Men and women so why it’s that they are giving more priorities to Men? And we are also talking about the Youth because the Youth are the engine of the growth of our country but they don’t consider our Youth when comes to appointment the give it to the old men.”
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|David Azure| Ghana