The 2021 MMDCEs Vetting Committee in collaboration with the Volta Regional New Patriotic Party and the Volta Regional Coordinating Council have announced a timetable to interview Municipal/Metropolitan/District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) aspirants in the Volta Region.
The announcement came after some individuals in the Region have officially filed to be selected and subsequent appointment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his second term of office.
According to the provisional timetable received by Coverghana.com.gh, the interview is expected to commence on Thursday, 20th May, 2021 to Sunday 23rd May, 2021 for eighteen (18) different MMDAs.
THURSDAY 20TH MAY, 2021
3. Ketu South
4. Ketu North
FRIDAY 21ST MAY, 2021
5. Akatsi South
6. Akatsi North
7. Agotime Ziope
SATURDAY 22ND MAY, 2021
9. South Tongu
SUNDAY 23RD MAY, 2021
According to the new proposal to guide the selection and appointment of MMDCEs for President Akufo-Addo’s second term, a selection committee shall be constituted at the regional level (hereinafter referred to as the MMDCEs Selection Committee) to receive and vet applications from all interested persons in the various MMDAs in the region.
EXPECTED MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL MMDCEs SELECTION COMMITTEE.
(a) A National Rep, who shall chair the Committee
(b) Regional Chairman
(c) Regional Secretary
(d) An elderly woman appointed by the Regional Executive Committee
(e) Constituency Chairman
(f) Constituency Secretary
(g) The MP for the Constituency
(h) Chairman of the Constituency Council of Elders
(i) An elderly woman appointed by the Constituency Executive Committee.
The membership of the Committee shall be reviewed in case any of the above shortlisted interviewer filed to be selected at the Regional level.
Information available suggests that, only three (3) aspirants shall be selected by the Regional MMDCEs Committee and the list shall be forwarded to the headquarters for final selection.
FINAL SELECTION COMMITTEE
According to earlier Communications, a final selection committee shall be constituted, whose duty shall be to vet the three shortlisted Applicants from each constituency/district and make appropriate recommendations to the President
EXPECTED MEMBERS OF THE FINAL MMDCEs SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Final Selection Committee shall be constituted as follows:
a) The 2020 Campaign Manager – Mr. Mac Manu
b) General Secretary – John Boadu
c) Three other persons nominated by the President
15. Proceedings of the National Selection Committee shall be held at the Jubilee House.
After the Final Selection Committee finished it works, the shortlisted list of individuals shall be communicated to the office of the President for appointment.
The New Patriotic Party is adopting this system to effectively selection competent personalities to occupy the Municipal/Metropolitan/District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country.
This is because, it has been contended that the consultative processes that went into the selection and appointment of some of these MMDCEs in 2017 were not thorough and rigorous enough. Hence, the party and the appointing authority has reviewed the processes that were used in 2017 for the selection and appointment of MMDCEs with the view to enhancing same.