A former Member of Parliament for Effiduase Asokore in the Ashanti Region, Frank Boakye Agyen has appealed to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to maintain the current Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Ashanti Region.

Boakye Agyen said the MMDCEs contributed massively to the electoral victory of the NPP during the 2020 elections, so he sees no reason why they should not be given another mandate to continue their good works.

Buttressing his point, the former lawmaker posited that the President knowing the importance of continuity in governance has maintained most of his appointees who will help execute his agenda.

Maintaining the current MMDCEs especially those in the Ashanti Region where the NPP enjoys a lot of support, will be in the right direction, he added.

Commenting on the notion held by a section of NPP supporters that some MMDCEs campaigned against parliamentary candidates of the party, Mr. Boakye said, he finds it difficult to accept such claims.

He said, “I combed the nook and cranny of the [Ashanti] Region to campaign for the party. I did not see any MMDCE campaigning against their parliamentary candidates”.

The legal practitioner also appealed to the President to consult the Regional Ministers and consider their inputs in his final decision to appoint MMDCEs.

He said the practice where party executives are consulted in the appointment of MMDCEs is not healthy for the party’s development at the grassroot level.

“Most party executives have interest in becoming MMDCEs, so I see no reason why they should be involved in the selection process,” he concluded.

He was speaking on a show on Peace FM dubbed the Platform, when he gave the advice.

Frank Boakye Agyen is a Ghanaian politician and was a member of the 5th and 6th Parliaments of the 4th Republic of Ghana representing the people of Effiduase Asokore constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

He has also been an active member of the Party since 1992.

Sampson Manu | ISD

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