Ghanaians have started talking about the President, Nana Akufo-Addo and his government's commitment in promoting women inclusion in his second term.
These rumors and debates about a 'suspected' sideline or his government's inability in allowing equal representation of women to serve in his government has been the talk of town right after the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives list was made public today.
These queries are a series of arguments that have emanated on social media, in some Ghanaian homes and the concerned citizens around the diaspora, on the streets, and in some work communities after the Minister for Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD), Mr. Dan Botwe made the list known to Ghanaians today.
This has generated some form of mixed feelings among Ghanaians with many though feeling disappointed in the list that has come out, they can only critique his actions so that the media can pick it up the news and make their voices heard.
A total of 260 MMDCEs that are supposed to be appointed and represent the government from the local level, unfortunately, only 38 of them are female and the rest being male.
This, many concerned citizens and Scholars have it rather unfair on his part that the women representation were not even up to 20 percent.
Most of the regions did not have women representation including the Western and Ahafo Regions.
The list has also sparked a series of demonstrations in some areas including the Odododiodio Constituency and other areas of the country who according to them have built some rapport and sentiments with these former leaders and whose rural leaders are being replaced.
The (MLGDRD) together with the Ministry of Information had a press conference today to present the list of nominated MMDCEs the President would like to work with his second term in office.
For the whole of this year, thus, from January to September, there have not been any representative of the government in the local level. This has been a serious issue that has been debated a number of times on the floor of government.
The Minority caucus, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed by Haruna Iddrisu have severely criticized the government for this move they feel is unprecedented, and should not be overlooked in the sense that, the rural areas areas are where the spirit of democracy always emanates from.
And once the government and all other ministries are within the Greater Accra Region, it appears this move by government has sidelined and kept the rural areas 'in the dark' for nine months.
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