The Bantama Constituency Chairman of the Ruling New Patriotic Get together (NPP), Fiifi Mensah has urged Ghanaians to occur out in their quantities all through the December 17 referendum to vote massively in opposition to the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
According to him, this is to make sure that nobody sabotages the excellent policies and programs of the federal government.
Mr. Fiifi Mensah, mentioned the referendum seeks to only democratize Ghana’s local governance procedure in the country but Ghanaians are failing to notice the other aspect of the coin.
Talking in an job interview with Sunyani based mostly Radio Station, Room 87.7 FM’s flagship Saturday morning program, “The Scorching Points”, Chairman Fiifi Mensah said Nana Akufo-Addo and his Authorities are gradually cleaning the mess created by the past governing administration and to him, the only assistance Ghanaian can present him is to allow the President proceed the excellent management he is supplying with the men and women he trusts and people that share his eyesight, ambition and aspirations.
“To me it is not time yet, we have not attained there still, we really do not have to enable persons to undermine and sabotage, the cost-free SHS, the Nation Builders Corps method (NABC), just one District one particular Constituency project (1D1F), 1 constituency – a single warehouse job, a person Village 1 Dam undertaking (1V1D), Digitizing Ghana Challenge, Digitizing the clearance of items at the Ports by means of paperless Ports Task amid other individuals that this president have labored so challenging to achieved”. Mr. Fiifi Mensah explained.
Mr. Fiifi Mensah famous that, the state has no in depth National Improvement Agenda that binds every single govt, nonetheless, the place is governed by Occasion Manifestos, Ideologies and Marketing campaign guarantees so it is quite hard to move together with any person who does not share one’s ideology.
“Am asking all great men and women of Ghana, specially the homes that have benefited the Cost-free Senior Superior Faculty (SHS) plan if they seriously value the application then their many thanks to the president should be voting 90% NO, we will not get rid of Posting 55 subsection 3 of our Constitution atleast not now, permit the president to very clear all the mess and bring the state back to the observe.
“Act 290(4) states that immediately after the bill has been browse the first time in parliament it shall not be proceeded with more unless it has been submitted to a referendum held throughout Ghana with at least forty % (40%) of the people entitled to vote, voting at the referendum and at minimum seventy per cent (70%) of the folks who voted cast their vote in favour of the passing of the invoice.
Subsection 3 of Post 55 is the clause that prevents us from electing our MMDCEs and assembly associates via competitive elections based mostly on celebration politics.
At present, it is the sole accountability of the President to nominate the MMDCE and the assembly associates vote for the particular person.
The discussion has absent on for a when and it’s rather crystal clear from analysis and surveys about attainable constitutional amendments that the the vast majority of Ghanaians consider it’s a superior concept.
That’s why all the political bash manifestos of 2016 promised to have them elected but the Bantama NPP Chairman thinks or else, as he is of the check out that not all promises are applied in the initially time period.
His panic is that MMDCE positions are extremely delicate positioned and that if care is not taken and many others from a unique celebration like NDC are permitted to those positions they will sabotage and destroy the systems and the procedures of the government.