Mr. Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh
National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Director General Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh called on assembly members to ensure smooth approval of the president’s candidates for director Metropolitan, Municipal and District General (MMDCE) to help the government accelerate its development program.
He said the role of MMDCEs in driving the government’s agenda could not be underestimated, which is why their approval should not suffer any setbacks.
Speaking yesterday in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra, Mr. Agyemang-Prempeh, who is a former chief executive of Ahafo North District, observed that the MMDCE approval process was sometimes tasked with voltage.
“As a former President and DCE member under President John Agyekum Kufuor, as well as a former National Council member of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and a practitioner of local government, I am aware of the huge role MMDCEs help advance the activities of local and central governments.
“That is why I also call on all presidents, traditional leaders, party leaders, opinion leaders and all other stakeholders to rise to the occasion by calling on members of the assembly to confirm the MMDCE candidates. without any hindrance, “he said.
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Mr. Agyemang-Prempeh said there was no doubt about the president’s determination to strengthen local governance.
“Although many people waited for a while for the names of the candidates to be announced, I think the president knew what he was doing,” he said.
Mr Agyemang-Prempeh said that an appointment as MMDCE was an opportunity to serve the nation and, therefore, high expectations were made of those appointed.
“I am very confident that the MMDCEs will prove their courage by working hard to justify the trust placed in them by the president and their assemblies,” said the head of NADMO.
The former DCE encouraged the nominees to immediately extend a brotherly hand to their losing competitors.
“By doing this, there will be no winner or loser in the contest,” he noted.
On the other hand, he urged those who did not get the green light not to give up hope but rather to put their trust in God with the belief that one day God would give them even more important positions.
Mr. Agyemang-Prempeh said that the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development had a very hard-working Minister in the person of Mr. Dan Botwe who, with the support of his two deputies, worked diligently to give a new face of local governance.
“So he needs the support of MMDCE and all well-meaning Ghanaians to deliver,” he said.