The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has supported calls for a stop to the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
In an interview on GTV, the former first lady, who thought the appointment of MMDCEs was a bane to the nation's development proposed that individuals seeking such jobs must be made to apply for the position.
â€œI believe in the discussions that the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executive positions should be elected. I think that positions for instance, as mayor of Kumasi, one needs to apply and the person must be interviewed and if qualified should be given the job,â€ she suggested arguing that, â€œthose MMDCEs should be worth their salts.â€
According to her, the other challenges facing the country were "lack of transparency and breakdown of decentralization programmes. I think that districts should be autonomous and the NDP would make sure that the laws that govern the decentralization will be enforced. Let the districts grow. It is unfortunate that everything is being channeled through the Central government. If we allow the laws of the decentralization to work, we would not been seeing filth in this country.â€