The Maker’s Household Chapel Intercontinental has officially devoted its new church creating found on the Dome-Haatso highway, adjacent the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, Accra.
The extremely-present day auditorium which seats roughly 5,000 congregants, was crafted within just a history time of about a year, in accordance to the Founder and Standard Overseer, Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and his spouse, Samira have been Particular Company for the celebration.
Politicians, as properly as the creme of Ghana’s clergy both from in and outdoors the nation, have been also in attendance.
Speaking at a declaration service, Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Motion Chapel Global, Nicholas Duncan-Williams, urged Christian leaders, particularly these in the charismatic church buildings, to eschew acts that divide the physique of Christ.
He spoke from jealousy, which he claimed was the bane of the conclude-time Christian religion he explained triggered numerous of them to turn into enemies in the Kingdom of Christ.
“Let us not be a men and women that carry a person another down, allow us not get rid of a single an additional,” Duncan-Williams appealed.
The Archbishop also suggested pastors to be discreet and utilize knowledge in commenting on political challenges, as the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections draw near.
Some prophets have made it their small business of predicting which of the two major political functions- New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) or Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) -would acquire presidential and parliamentary elections.
But Duncan-Williams mentioned this kind of tendencies have the probable to distabilise the state.
“Those in the prophetic office need to have to be intelligent and exercising your discretions so you do not get rid of your head… I am praying for you that in 2020 you will be smart and you will have wisdom in your utterances,” the Archbishop appealed.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, counseled the leadership of the church, significantly, Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye, for his exemplary leadership tricky operate and sacrifice that inspired the setting up of the “magnificent edifice”.
Dr. Bawumia further more thanked the Christian community in the region for the lots of roles they have played in the governance of the region in excess of the past decades.
“We [government] shall proceed to collaborate to request information from the church on several much more concerns in our quest to establishing our region,” he indicated.
He also counseled religious teams in the place for the peaceful coexistence which he urged the citizenry to cherish and guard generally.
Ghana, he famous, is extremely blessed to have a harmonious existence between individuals of unique faiths, “we must, thus, focus on our similarities alternatively than our discrepancies. Christians and Muslims all feel in the similar God (the God of Abraham, Moses, David and so forth.) imagine that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary imagine that Jesus executed miracles these types of as boosting the dead, providing sight to the blind, curing lepers etcetera. imagine that Jesus Christ will return to earth ahead of the end of the world to defeat the Antichrist and save the earth.
“In the spirit of national peace and cohesion, I urged persons of all religious persuasions to continue to are living in harmony and contribute their quota to Ghana’s growth. We should shield these inter-religious heritage and make Ghana a great area for this sort of inter-religious heritage,” Dr. Bawumia additional.
The Maker’s House Chapel According to the Founder and Basic Overseer, Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye, in 1998, the vision of The Maker’s Home was specified but it stayed in the hatchery right up until it was birthed on 28th October 8, 2011, as a prayer fellowship with about 80 individuals.
The prayer fellowship dubbed Early morning Aura, attracted hundreds and turned a reference level and a location of prayer for numerous in the Christian faith. The Maker’s House Chapel International subsequently begun as a full-blown Church soon after a yr of working as a fellowship.
Because of to the deep revelatory insights in the term of God, The Maker’s Residence Chapel Intercontinental proceeds to love phenomenal advancement in membership with countless numbers of folks registered associates.
This development of the church prompted the management to glimpse for a greater house. By the grace of God, a extensive land was acquired in the key parts of the town, a couple of kilometers from the outdated location at Place 1, Kwabenya.
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The White Residence did not say no matter if Mr Trump would go to a second listening to.
It stated it would react independently to an invitation to the second listening to – which does not nevertheless have a day established – by Friday.
What did the letter say?
The letter, which has been printed by Politico, accused the Dwelling committee of a “complete deficiency of thanks approach and elementary fairness” in the inquiry.
It mentioned the invitation to show up at on 4 December would fall short to give the White Household ample time to prepare for the listening to and did not give info about the witnesses.
Mr Cipollone stated push experiences suggested witnesses were being “apparently all academics” and would include “no point witnesses”. A actuality witness testifies their individual information of occasions when an specialist witness helps the judge by providing an viewpoint.
The president’s counsel also claimed that the committee experienced identified as a few witnesses but allowed Republicans to connect with just one.
Mr Cipollone lambasted Mr Nadler’s declare that the process was “consistent” with historical impeachment inquiries, arguing that President Bill Clinton experienced a fairer listening to in 1998.
He claimed that in order for Mr Trump to be represented in further more hearings, Mr Nadler would have to have to guarantee “that thanks method rights are protected” and that the system was “fair and just”.
What will materialize on Wednesday?
The hearing on Wednesday marks the up coming phase in the impeachment inquiry, which centres on a July cellphone call among Mr Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In that call, President Trump asked Mr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, now the front runner to be the Democratic candidate in next year’s presidential election, and his son Hunter Biden, who experienced formerly labored for Ukrainian electricity firm Burisma.
The probe is searching into whether or not Mr Trump applied the threat of withholding US military help to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens. The president has denied any wrongdoing and has known as the inquiry a “witch hunt”.
Gospel musician, Enoch Blessing Acquah, in any other case regarded as EBA, has reignited the debate about no matter whether Ghanaian gospel musicians are earning substantially from their crafts or not.
In an job interview with Zion Felix on the ‘Uncut Show’, EBA stated he is still to know any gospel musician in Ghana who owns a one million dollar home.
In the meantime, he simply described Frank Edwards, a Nigerian gospel musician who owns a one million dollar mansion.
The ‘Balm of Gilead’ composer observed gospel tunes in Nigeria is extra profitable than Ghana.
He urged his colleagues to inquire on their own why gospel music is not having to pay perfectly in the nation.
EBA questioned why gospel audio is not dominating in spite of the enormous population of Ghanaians currently being Christians.
The worship chief believes Ghanaian gospel musicians can appeal to buyers when they are able to give quality.
He, therefore, encouraged musicians in the state not be in a rush to get acceptance.
In a Fb publish sighted by zionfelix.internet, Oteng argued that everyone has their priorities and a home or a car might not be a priority for the ‘Yebewu Nti’ composer.
He stated how important it is for just one to devote in their corporations before anything at all else.
Wei Ye Oteng additional that Dada Hafco’s the latest journey expenditures to the United Kingdom could be utilised to obtain a decent automobile if he prioritizes it that a lot.
He wrote: “Each and anyone has priorities, dwelling and vehicle are quite important but what’s the essence if a person employs all his earnings to make investments in these things without pushing it into what makes him the cash very first to solidify it?
I consider we require to commit in our business enterprise 1st right before we channel some of the resources in lengthy term investments. Dada Hafco recently travelled to London which was section of his tunes small business, I know ticket inn and out can get him a respectable vehicle of course, but he made that conclusion of placing his tunes organization to start with. Let’s not make a fuzz out of it. Go higher bro no just one knowz tomorrow. #Otengbeats#WYO#kri8strategy#Kri8tunes#paemukaat20”
The Omanhen of Nsein Common Space in the Western Area, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, has described as regrettable the statement issued by the President of the Countrywide Property of Chiefs that Nananom were in help of a No vote in the impending Referendum.
Awulae Kwame II, who is a Pioneer Member of the National Property of Chiefs, said that by virtue of the posture of the President of the National Residence Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, built him an computerized member of the Council of State which recommended the President of the Republic of Ghana on essential national troubles these as the Referendum.
Awulae Kwame II who expressed his disappointment in a Information statement issued and copied to the GNA in Takoradi indicated that the President of the National House of Chiefs was not an Govt President of the Property but an elected President and was consequently not clothed with the electric power to imagine solely for Nananom.
He claimed for the President of the National House of Chiefs to have issued the statement devoid of the because of procedure of permitting the regional property of chiefs to deliberate on the forthcoming Referendum, stating the purported place of Nananom was incorrect.
The Nsein Omanhen discussed that with the establishment of the National Home of Chiefs, each and every issue that came just before Nananom experienced to be mentioned at the Regional amount ahead of deliberation.
He explained every Area was specified two months to deliberate on any referred problem and if a Regional Property of Chiefs did not give its suggestion in the two weeks it was deemed that the reported house was not fascinated in the issue.
Awulae Kwame II mentioned with issue that with the latest referendum challenge, the National Residence of Chiefs did not notify the Regional Residence of chiefs to permit them deliberate on the challenge, only for the President of the National Home of Chiefs to appear up with the statement as if adequate consultations had been completed.
He in this regard stressed that, soon after broader consultations, users of the Regional Home of Chiefs predicted the National Residence of chiefs to appear out with a assertion on the challenge.
Supplying a historic background to the establishment of the National Household of Chiefs, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II explained ahead of the 1966 coup, there were being chieftaincy blocs in the country produced up of the chiefs in the Northern section of the region, with their provincial headquarters in Tamale , Ashanti chiefs experienced their provincial headquarters in Kumasi, though chiefs in the Western, Central, Japanese Increased Accra and Volta regions had a joint provincial Council headquarters in Dodowa.
He explained later, Nananom felt that the numerous blocs did not augur effectively for unity between them, hence the Countrywide Residence of Chiefs was designed in 1971 pursuant to the chieftaincy Act,1971 (Act 370).
According to him, the membership of the Countrywide home chiefs comprised of 5 notable Paramount chiefs from just about every region of the place.
He stated with the institution of the Countrywide Residence of Chiefs, each and every problem that went before Nananom was talked over at the Regional stage in advance of deliberations.
It is recalled that at the weekend, Togbe Afede XIV President, National Dwelling of Chiefs, urged Ghanaians to vote No in the approaching Referendum.
The songs journey has not been an uncomplicated one particular for Dada Hafco.
For about 13 a long time of currently being in the new music business, the Ghanaian highlife musician has tiny to chat about his earnings.
He struggled to point out what he has been in a position to receive with revenues acquired from music when he spoke with Zion Felix on the ‘Uncut Show’.
When the interviewer pressed even more, the ‘Yebe Wu Nti’ composer mentioned he can’t boast of obtaining a household or a car in spite of the so numerous several years used in the Ghanaian songs market.
In spite of all the difficulties, Dada Hafco was resolute not to change his type of audio.
He was hopeful factors will transform for the much better in the close to foreseeable future.
He also appreciated the support offered to him by Nana Ama Mcbrown and her spouse, Maxwell.
Dada Hafco described his connection with Nana Ama and her partner as a household.
The memorandum submitted by the Legal Committee of the National House of Chiefs did not exactly recommend or advocate for a “NO” vote in the upcoming December 17 referendum on partisan politics in district level elections.
The President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV together with his Vice Daasebre Nana Kweku Ewusi VII authored a contentious document last week aligning with the proponents of a NO vote.
The statement released on Friday made reference to a memorandum by the Legal Committee of the House, which it claimed, recommended that chiefs should “strongly objects to the proposal that membership of local assemblies should exclusively comprise representatives of political parties, as in the case of Parliament”.
This position appears to have divided the front of the National House of Chiefs.
Governance Committee Chairman of the National House of Chiefs, Nana Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, questioned the statement by Togbe Afede and the Vice and said “it is never true” that the House met on the issue.
The President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is also asking Ghanaians to vote YES in the referendum. READ MORE HERE
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Legal Committee of National House of Chiefs, Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante, told 3news.com among others, “The burden of my submission was to make a case for the effective representation of chiefs as major stakeholders in local government in district, municipal and metropolitan assemblies.
“2. That 30% of membership of these assemblies should be ceded to traditional authorities.
“3. That local assemblies should not exclusively comprise representatives of political parties as in Parliament”.
He further made it clear that the memorandum “did not argue for a ‘NO’ vote in the referendum. The memorandum in fact offered advice on the technical and procedural aspects of the proposed local government reforms.”
However, Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante’s memorandum to the House urged the chiefs to “strongly object to the notion that membership of local assemblies should exclusively comprise representatives of political parties, as in Parliament”.
Below is the unedited memorandum submitted on January 22, 2019
THE PROPOSED LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORMS AND CHIEFTAINCY
The National House of Chiefs supports the current policy of Government to effect constitutional amendments to ensure that chief executives of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies would be elected not appointed officials.
However, the current focus is on holding a referendum to amend Article 55(3) of the Constitution to permit the introduction of partisan politics into local government. While in principle, this should not be objectionable to the National House of Chiefs, we should take all appropriate steps to ensure that chiefs are not excluded from decision-making in an area where we are major stakeholders. The current Constitution and other formal structures of governance have marginalized chiefs not only at the level of national government, but also at the level of local government. Whatever the rationale may be for excluding chiefs from Parliament, there is no justification whatsoever for imposing any constitutional and legal prohibitions or limitations on the participation of chiefs in all aspects of local government.
There is no denying that chiefs play a crucial developmental role at the local or regional levels. This is not an extravagant claim of chiefs. It is a fact acknowledged by ministers of state and other officials and even NGOs who continually appeal to chiefs to assist in every development or governance initiative. At our recent meeting with the President at Jubilee House, the President himself acknowledged that Government and chiefs are engaged in the same business of development and good governance and that we should find ways of more effectively collaborating in these fields.
It would be evident to any objective observer that chiefs participate not only in initiating and executing development projects but also in the settlement of disputes, the maintenance of peace the mobilization of people for development and the conduct of campaigns against socially and economically harmful practices, such as galamsey, environmental degradation, and chain saw operations.
THE CURRENT CONSTITUTIONAL POSITION
The Committee of Experts charged with the formulation of proposals for the 1992 Constitution echoed the main themes of the 1969 and 1979 Constitutions on the recognition and guarantee of chieftaincy predicated on the central findings of previous constitutional commissions as to its importance and resilience in our social and cultural life and its role as a vital stabilizing factor. It, therefore, recommended the restoration of the relevant provisions of previous Constitutions which not only guaranteed chieftaincy but also prohibited the introduction of any laws by Parliament to invest the Government with the power of recognizing or withdrawing recognition from chiefs.
It also went further to recommend that appropriate steps be taken to ensure the effective participation of chiefs in local government.
The Committee pointed out that the relationship between the District Assemblies and traditional authorities was ill-defined. The Committee therefore urged the Consultative Assembly to find ways for the effective participation of traditional authorities in the work of the District Assemblies.
To this end, the Committee made the following proposals for the consideration of the Consultative Assembly:
The appointment of a paramount chief as the ceremonial head of the Assembly, with the right of address;
Setting aside a certain percentage of the total membership of the Assembly for traditional authorities and
Cooptation of a number of chiefs as members of the Assembly, without the right of vote
The Committee did not consider any of the above measures to be incompatible with democracy.
Unfortunately, the Consultative Assembly did not heed the recommendations of the Committee of Experts. The result is that the 1992 Constitution does not integrate traditional authorities with the local government system. Unlike the Constitutions of 1957, 1969 and 1979, the current Constitution does not provide for institutional representation of Chiefs in District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies nor does it properly define the relationship between traditional bodies and local authorities. The only formal link between the local government structure and traditional authorities is the representation of Regional Houses of Chiefs in Regional Coordinating Councils.
This exclusion ignores the powerful case for integration of the two systems in the Akufo Addo Commission Report and the recommendations in the Report of the Committee of Experts Report on Proposals for the 1992 Constitution.
Aryee (2006) reviews the arguments for and against the representation of chiefs in District and other Assemblies and ends with the following conclusion:
The arguments advanced for and against institutional representation of chiefs in the District Assemblies and the sub-district structures show that there is a compelling case for institutional representation. The relationship between chieftaincy and the District Assemblies and their sub-district structures is ill defined, unclear and imprecise. The positive potential of chieftaincy as a means of mobilizing the people for meaningful development cannot be over-emphasized. Indeed, as earlier on pointed out, local governance in Ghana used to revolve around the institution of chieftaincy. In spite of certain features, which have often given cause for serious concern and the not-altogether-satisfactory record of some chiefs in national life, the institution of chieftaincy has an important and indispensable role in the District Assemblies and the sub-district structures.
Indeed the developmental role of chiefs makes such participation eminently appropriate. Yet the Constitution does not expressly provide for the representation of chiefs in District Assemblies, although their participation as Government appointees in such Assemblies is not precluded. The only pertinent provision in this regard is article 242 (d) which empowers the President, in consultation with the traditional authorities and other interest groups, to appoint up to 30% of the members of the District Assemblies. This does not guarantee the representation of chiefs in the Assemblies. Chiefs are only entitled to consultation in the process of appointment. The practical reality is that the recommendations of traditional authorities are largely ignored, and while some chiefs serve as members or even presiding members in some District Assemblies, chiefs are rather poorly represented in most District Assemblies. This is clearly unsatisfactory since chiefs have a critical interest in the determination and implementation of development projects in the areas of their responsibility. It would, therefore, be highly desirable to promulgate a constitutional amendment which unambiguously provides for the effective representation of chiefs in District Assemblies and other Assemblies. It has in fact been suggested that the 30% of membership now appointed by Government should be ceded to chiefs.
It is recommended that the representation of chiefs in District, Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies could be affected by allocating 30% of the membership of such Assemblies to traditional authorities. Such a provision could replace the current system of Presidential appointment of the said 30%. The allocation of this percentage to traditional authorities would enable them to appoint not only chiefs but also knowledgeable and experienced citizens to ensure that the membership of the Assemblies is not dictated exclusively by partisan considerations, but is enriched by the inclusion of skilled personnel.
The House should strongly object to the notion that membership of local assemblies should exclusively comprise representatives of political parties, as in Parliament. The chiefs, as pointed out, are legitimate stakeholders not only by virtue of their status as development partners but also as owners of stool lands in trust for their subjects who contribute 55% of the revenues accruing from stool lands to local assemblies. By every democratic principle, traditional authorities must have a legitimate say in the use of such resources and the selection and location of development projects financed by such revenues.
The marginalization of chiefs in governance has no rationale beyond enhancing the comfort zone of the political class. It is also a legacy of the struggle of the intelligentsia and political activists against chiefs for political power during the colonial and immediate post-colonial era. This struggle is now meaningless with the installation of representative governments. But the introduction of an electoral system should not be used to deprive traditional authorities of their role as effective partners in development and governance.
It has to be pointed out incidentally, that the introduction of partisan policies into local government should not be accompanied by the unwholesome political culture associated with partisan politics.
The incidence of exclusiveness, the unhealthy polarization of all issues, the marginalization of citizens who do not belong to the ruling party and the exclusion, of skilled manpower on partisan grounds would be detrimental to development and good governance at the local level. Currently the appointment of 30% Government nominees to local assemblies has been totally vitiated by partisan politics, with the result that appointments are determined by party membership to the virtual exclusion of traditional authorities which are usually allocated a minimal representation by the executive of the ruling party – a total travesty of principles of good governance. It has been argued that the proposed local government reforms would ultimately lead to inclusive government in the country. This is only marginally valid in the sense that the election of chief executives of districts etc. could result in the coexistence of central government and local government controlled by different political parties. However, at the local level experience clearly demonstrates that the culture of “winner takes all” would prevail to the detriment of united development endeavours.
It should also be pointed out that effective decentralization would be adversely affected by the control of local parties by the headquarters of national political parties.
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED REFORMS AND THE ROAD MAP
I note that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is preoccupied with the amendment of Article 55(3) of the Constitution because it is an entrenched provision of the Constitution. Article 55(3) prohibits the sponsoring by political parties of candidates for election to District Assemblies or Local Government Units.
I am, however, surprised that the Roadmap or indeed the IDEG paper hardly mentions crucial provisions of the Constitution which have to be amended in order to ensure the full democratization of the local government system even though they are not entrenched. The Roadmap does indeed mention the subsequent amendment of Article 243 and the Local Government Act 2016 (Act 936). But, in my submission, a paper or policy dealing with the introduction of democratic processes into local government should address upfront all the relevant provisions of the Constitution, which are as follows:
The above-mentioned Article 55(3)
Article 242(d) which includes in the membership of District Assemblies, “other members not being more than thirty percent of all the members of the District Assembly, appointed by the President in consultation with the traditional authorities and other interest groups in the district.”
Article 243 (1) which reads; “There shall be a District chief Executive for every district who shall be appointed by the President with the prior approval of not less than two-thirds majority of members of the Assembly present and voting at the meeting.” and
Article 248 which complements Article 55(3) in the following emphatic terms:
A candidate seeking election to a District Assembly or any lower local government unit shall present himself to the electorate as an individual, and shall not use any symbol associated with any political party.
A political party shall not endorse, sponsor, offer a platform to or in any way campaign for or against a candidate seeking election to a District Assembly or any lower local government unit.
Although the above additional provisions are not entrenched, they should be fully addressed and catered for in the main Roadmap or any policy paper dealing with the reform of the local government system. It must be stressed that the amendment of Article 55(3) would not, technically speaking, amend any of the crucial provisions of Chapter Twenty i.e. Decentralization and Local Government, which constitute impediments to the inauguration of a fully democratic local government. These provisions are not consequential matters but key aspects which need to be addressed holistically in a general review of policy on local governance. Moreover, there can be no consequential amendment of the Local Government Act without a prior amendment of all of the above constitutional provisions.
This means that the entire local government reform programme would probably take a much longer period than is envisaged in the Roadmap. As I understand the strategy, a referendum will be conducted this year to amend Article 55(3). This will be followed by the so-called “consequential” amendments of the other provisions of the Constitution and the Local Government Act later. However, the Local Government Act cannot be amended until Article 242(d), 243(1) and 248 have been amended.
It is therefore impractical to design a roadmap which does not make provision for an intervening period between the amendment of the entrenched constitutional provisions and the Local Government Act.
It is manifestly inaccurate to declare to the general public that the amendment of Article 55(3) would automatically result in the introduction of the system of electing chief executives of Local Assemblies. The true constitutional position is that the amendment of Article 55(3) would achieve no such objective without the amendment of Article 248 which complements Article 55(3) and Article 243(1) which governs the appointment of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives. The democratization of local government would also be incomplete without the repeal of Article 242(d) which provides for presidential appointment of 30% of the membership of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies.
At his recent lecture delivered on Constitution Day, Professor Bondzi-Simpson, recommended the promulgation of a Government White Paper to address all aspects of local government reforms. I would strongly endorse the issuance of such a policy paper which addresses all aspects of local government reforms including the representation of chiefs, a comprehensive analysis of the constitutional steps, the allocation of resources to local authorities and the reduction of central government control over local authorities.
Nana S. Krobea Asante
Chairman of the Committee of Legal Affairs
of the National House of Chiefs
22nd January 2019
 I was the Chairman of the Committee of Experts
 Professor Atsu Aryee, Some Thoughts on the Institutional Representation of Chiefs in the District Assemblies and the Sub-District structure” in Chieftaincy in Ghana Ed. Odotei and Awedoba, Sub Saharan Publishers 2006 Op. cit P. 61.
The Head of Local Federal government Services, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has explained as confusion the seeming division within just the Nationwide House of Chiefs above the countrywide referendum.
The Referendum which seeks to amend Post 55 (3) to empower political parties to sponsor candidates for election to District Assemblies or Decrease Neighborhood Govt Models has been greeted with blended reactions from a selection of interest groups.
Now, the law, in Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, claims District Chief Executives for each individual Metropolitan, Municipal and District are to be appointed by the President with the prior approval of not considerably less than two-thirds greater part of associates of the assembly present and voting at the assembly.
A push assertion produced on Friday, on the letterhead of the Home of Chiefs and beneath the signatures of the President, Togbe Afede XIV and Vice President Daasebre Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII reported the Residence was against the government’s placement on the December 17 referendum.
According to the statement, the Property of Chiefs is anxious about the adverse outcomes of partisan politics on nearby degree improvement if this referendum goes through.
Significantly less than a working day immediately after the release, the Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Nationwide Residence of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II of Sefwi Anhwiaso in the Western Location states the Statement does not signify the collective look at of the Home of Chiefs.
Speaking on the Monday edition of Anopa Nkomo with Kwame Tutu on Accra based mostly Kingdom FM 107.7, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur known as for concerted efforts and intensified the campaign to reach a convincing ‘YES’ vote in the impending referendum on December 17, 2019.
He debunked the assert that electing MMDCEs will divide the state thereby make a chaotic method and corruption at assemblies but rather reinforce nearby governance and hasten development and enhancement.
“It is to improve grassroots democracy and excellent governance, New Patriotic Get together and Countrywide Democratic Congress users are section of assemblies and variety parliament I do not feel it is heading to divide the nation, referendum is to pave the way for the election of MMDCEs and also make it possible for for political participation at community degree elections,” Dr. Nana Ato Arthur posited.
The Countrywide Dwelling of Chiefs has explained any suggestion that the proposed referendum to enable partisan politics in neighborhood elections was not reviewed by the house, as “not only dishonest but wanton mischief”.
The Property explained this in a statement issued Saturday, November 16, to refute claims that its final decision to again a ‘NO’ vote in opposition to the December 17 referendum to allow for partisan politics in neighborhood governing administration, was not a collective one of the Chiefs.
Before in a statement dated November 14, the Property claimed, centered on recommendations of its Lawful Committee it “strongly objects to the proposal that membership of regional assemblies should really exclusively comprise representatives of political parties, as in the scenario of Parliament.”
“We are as a result advocating for the outright rejection of the proposal to amend Short article 55 (3) of the constitution…”
Even so, the Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II of Sefwi Anhwiaso and the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, say the conclusion on the make a difference was not taken as a result of due system and consequently did not mirror the collective watch of the Residence of Chiefs.
According to both equally chiefs, they are unaware of any assembly held with such an agenda at the Nationwide Household of Chiefs and as reported by the Okyenhene, “the Standing Committee of the Nationwide Household of Chiefs has no document of deliberations on the subject.”
In this gentle, the Countrywide Residence of Chiefs has issued a assertion, detailing the numerous meetings and the consensus they arrived at, at the conclusion of people conferences.
In the statement signed jointly by Togbe Afede XIV and Daasebre Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII, President and Vice President, respectively, the Nationwide Household of Chiefs reported, “The proposed referendum to let partisan politics in our area elections was totally mentioned at the Countrywide Household of Chiefs, the two by the Standing committee and the Standard Assembly.”
In accordance to the assertion, the Chairman of the Committee on Lawful Affairs, Nana Krobea Asante presented a report on the issue of the referendum to the household, which shaped the foundation of the new press assertion, as it was adopted as the place of the Home.
The report advised that “The residence need to strongly object to the idea that membership of community assemblies really should exclusively comprise representatives of political get-togethers, as in parliament.”
The Nationwide Household of Chiefs says the perspective that the proposed December 17 referendum to enable partisan politics in nearby elections was not reviewed at their meetings, is not only dishonest but wanton mischief.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has mentioned the statement by the National Property of Chiefs declaring assistance for a ‘No’ vote in the upcoming referenudm on area level elections does not depict Chiefs of the Home.
In accordance to him, the numerous leaders of the regional bodies of the House have no knowledge of the statement.
“The Committee of the Complete Property has not been informed or satisfied on the matter in concern. The Management of the a variety of Regional Household of Chiefs have not been informed or consulted,” the Paramount Chief said in a statement.
The assertion extra:“The community should really assume from Nananom [National House of Chiefs] in the coming times, a communiqué on this critical nationwide concern in line with set up consultative processes”.
A assertion signed by the President of the Household of Chiefs, the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli condition, Togbe Afede XIV, Friday the regular rulers said: ” Although we are mindful that the election of chief executives of districts and many others. could outcome in the coexistence of central governing administration and area governing administration managed by distinctive political functions, working experience obviously demonstrates that the tradition of “winner requires all” would prevail at the stage to the detriment of our united growth endeavors.
“We are worried that the introduction of partisan policies into area govt will be accompanied by the unwholesome political lifestyle and the corruption connected with partisan politics, which has already done a good deal of harm to our culture and economy”.
The assertion extra: “the incidence of exclusiveness, the harmful politicization of all problems, the marginalization of citizens who do not belong to the ruling get together. and the exclusion of qualified manpower on partisan grounds would be detrimental to progress and great governance at thecal stage.
“We want the citizenry to know that the referendum is meant to permit unbridled partisan politics into local govt and so the merits of the proposed reform need to be assessed on that basis. We strongly advocate its rejection by the citizens”.
In the meantime, President Akufo-Addo and former electoral commission chairperson Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan have openly declared support for a ‘yes’ vote on the referendum.
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There is seeming division within the Countrywide Home of Chiefs over the countrywide referendum on whether or not to allow for political functions to sponsor candidates for neighborhood level elections.
A press statement produced on Friday, on the letterhead of the Household of Chiefs and underneath the signatures of the President, Togbe Afede XIV and the Vice President Daasebre Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII explained the Dwelling was towards the government’s place on the December 17 referendum.
According to the statement, the Dwelling of Chiefs is worried about the adverse consequences of partisan politics on regional stage advancement if this referendum goes by way of.
“We want the citizenry to know that the referendum is meant to allow unbridled partisan politics into neighborhood authorities, and so the merits of the proposed reform need to be assessed on that basis. We strongly recommend its rejection by the citizens”, the Household mentioned in the statement.
But, Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Countrywide Household of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II of Sefwi Anhwiaso in the Western Location says the Statement does not stand for the collective watch of the Household of Chiefs.
“I am not conscious of any session or assembly. This make a difference ought to have been referred to the governance committee of which I am the Chairman but it has not been referred to me. If it arrived to the governing council, it would have been reviewed at the planning committee. But this hasn’t occurred so I never know who and who arrived out with this statement on behalf of all the paramount chiefs in the nation. Especially when two major political events have taken a distinctive stance. If we are not very careful, we will require ourselves instantly in party politics. So considerably as I am involved, this is assertion coming from two persons not the house”, he reported on Eyewitness News.
The Referendum which seeks to amend Posting 55 (3) to enable political events to sponsor candidates for election to District Assemblies or Reduced Regional Federal government Units has been greeted with mixed reactions from a number of curiosity groups.
Currently, the regulation, in Posting 243 (1) of the 1992 Structure, says District Chief Executives for just about every Metropolitan, Municipal and District are to be appointed by the President with the prior approval of not a lot less than two-thirds the greater part of members of the assembly current and voting at the conference.
Vote NO in December 17 referendum – NDC to Ghanaians
The opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) experienced before known as on Ghanaians to vote against the proposal to amend the constitution to enable political events to participate in the District level elections.
According to the NDC, when District Assembly elections are created partisan, there will be social gathering-inspired assignments and programmes this sort of as ‘NDC Communal Labour Day’ and ‘NPP Communal Labour Day’, specifically in rural areas.
At a press conference, the NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, mentioned a Certainly vote, will open district assemblies and device committees to “the needless NDC-NPP polarization.”
“At the meeting held previous Thursday, the NEC of the NDC affirmed our very long-held situation that MMDCEs ought to be elected. We however took the check out that the nearby government process need to continue being non-partisan and that individuals contest the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections on their own benefit. We hence made a decision to campaign for a NO vote at the referendum and to urge all Ghanaians to vote NO at the referendum. It is our perfectly-deemed perspective, and certainly that of well-this means Ghanaians, that the pointless NDC-NPP polarization at the nationwide degree should not be prolonged into the District Assemblies and Unit Committees, which is what will take place if we vote to make the regional governing administration process partisan.”
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Togbe Afede – President Countrywide House Of Chiefs
The Nationwide Property of Chiefs has named on Ghanaians to vote ‘No’ in the December 17 referendum seeking to allow for the participation of political get-togethers in neighborhood amount elections.
According to the chiefs, enabling political events to take part in the nearby polls will even further market exclusiveness affiliated with political electricity in the region.
In a statement signed by the President of the Household of Chiefs, the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli condition, Togbe Afede XIV, the traditional rulers reported: ” Whilst we are informed that the election of chief executives of districts and so forth. could result in the coexistence of central federal government and area govt managed by various political functions, expertise obviously demonstrates that the society of “winner normally takes all” would prevail at the stage to the detriment of our united improvement endeavors.
“We are concerned that the introduction of partisan procedures into community federal government will be accompanied by the unwholesome political lifestyle and the corruption associated with partisan politics, which has presently accomplished a large amount of damage to our modern society and economy”.
The assertion additional: “the incidence of exclusiveness, the unhealthy politicization of all issues, the marginalization of citizens who do not belong to the ruling party. and the exclusion of proficient manpower on partisan grounds would be detrimental to growth and superior governance at thecal degree.
“We want the citizenry to know that the referendum is intended to allow unbridled partisan politics into regional federal government and so the merits of the proposed reform ought to be assessed on that foundation. We strongly advocate its rejection by the citizens”.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo and former electoral fee chairperson Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan have brazenly declared assistance for a ‘yes’ vote on the referendum.
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