Northern Region Minister Salifu Sa-eed has directed all metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) to disregard an earlier letter signed on his behalf as regards the impending trip of the president to the region.
The letter signed for the Minister by Chief Director of the Regional Coordinating Council Alhassan Issahaku ordered the MMDCEs in the Region to pay GH¢5,000 each as contribution for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s trip to the north.
Though this follows precedent, according to Mr Sa-eed, it had no official sanction.
In a press release on Monday, the regional minister said the decision was arrived at by the MMDCEs themselves.
But he explained that previous regional tours by President Akufo-Addo have been funded from the budget of the Office of the President.
“I wish therefore to direct all MMDCEs in the Northern Region to disregard the content of the earlier letter as circulated on social media,” the minister stated.