President Akufo-Addo orders all MMDCEs to remain in office until further notice in a statement released last night.
All the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives in Ghana would have to continue working for a longer period than they were required to by their letter of appointment.
In a release signed by the Chief of Staff, Hon. Frema Osei-Opare and sighted by adepanews.com, the MMDCEs have been asked to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) of the Presidential transition Act (2012).
An excerpt of the statement read
“The President thanks all persons who served as members of statutory boards and corporations and wishes them the best in their future endeavours,”
“You are to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act (2012) which states that you shall not take a decision involving a policy issue,”
Currently, some ministers in the previous Akufo-Addo administration have been named as caretaker ministers until the President makes new appointments for his second term.
They were also directed not to take decisions on policy matters and barred from engaging in any financial commitments, recruitments or contracts within the period.
Per the Transition Act of 2012, all ministers, deputy ministers, presidential staffers, such as the Chief of Staff and the Executive Secretary to the President, and non-career Ambassadors and High Commissioners ceased to hold office when the President’s tenure of office expired on January 7, 2021.
Read the full statement below.