NDC writes to Akufo-Addo over district assembly elections

The NDC has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to allow chiefs appoint the thirty percent presidential nominees at the district assembly level.

According to the party, such a meove will create harmony between the assemblies an chiefs in developing communities.

“In particular we would like us to consider ceding the power of appointment to our chiefs and traditional authorities as was the case under the 1969 Second Republican and 1979 third Republican Constitutions.

“This is something our chiefs and traditional authorities have been demanding since we entered the Fourth Republic. If that is agreed, we will have to discuss with the National House of Chiefs and how and by which chiefs and traditional authorities those appointments are to be made,” the NDC wrote in a letter to the president.

The party has also noted it has formed a committee to work with government on the election of MMDCEs should the government revisit it.

Source: Starr

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