The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Honourable Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor has indicated that he would sue any Acting District Chief Executive ( D. C. E) who undertakes a policy decision without Executive Approval by President Nana Akuffo Addo. He made this claim on TV3's Newday today, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021.
He said, " The roles of the District Chief Executives are well defined in the 1992 constitution of Ghana. Therefore, this is not an office to toil with. It has taken too long for the President to appoint Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE's).
The lawmaker believes that the MMDCE's are supposed to chair the Executive Committees and without them (MMDCE's) the Executive Committees cannot function properly. He said, " the executive committee takes major decisions like financial payments. I am just coming back from Sunyani. The MMDCE's could not defend themselves at Public Accounts Hearing. The New Patriotic Party Government has not paid the District Assemblies common fund since October, 2020. The MMDCE's do not want to speak up because they are seeking for reappointment".
Honourable Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor is in court praying that, the court declares President Akufo-Addo’s appointment of Acting MMDCE's null and void. " Go and look at the relieves I am seeking for. There are consequences in your roles as Acting MMDCE's. You have to seek executive approval from the President through the Regional Minister before you can make financial payments or construct school building. Failure to do that means I can take you to court".
He then took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party. " If you confront these people with their own fact, they would say it is a lie", he added.
Former Municipal Chief Executive for Akuapem North, Honourable Dennis Miracles Aboagye of the New Patriotic Party had this to say: " The District Assemblies are using the 2021 budget which was approved a year ago. The MMDCE's are not chairing the Executive Committees".
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