The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has resolved to continue to lead the fight for the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs).
The party will also “work relentlessly to have the 1992 Constitution amended to pave the way for the election of MMDCEs through universal adult suffrage by the end of 2019 and ahead of the 2020 general elections”.
The decision was reached at the end of the 4th National Convention of the party held in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region on Saturday.
The two-day convention of the progressives was dedicated to the election of MMDCEs as it was themed: ‘Election of MMDCEs for Rapid National Development’.
The current government led by the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, promised an election of the MMDCEs in 2018 but others have doubted the reality of the promise, especially as regards the timeline.
A communiqué issued after the PPP’s convention said it sees such a civic exercise “the most important local government reform needed for Ghana’s democratic and economic development”.
The party, therefore, says it will make sure that is made a top priority in the nation’s governance agenda.
The communiqué signed by William Dowokpor, the Chairman of the 4th National Convention Committee, said a crusade will be waged with interested organizations including political groups to have the MMDCEs elected.