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President Akufo-Addo names 2nd batch of MMDCEs today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to name his second batch of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) by the close of today March 14, 2017 barring any last minute changes has gathered.

Sources at the presidency indicate that the decision to announce the latest nominees was after wider consultations with various stakeholders at the grassroots including traditional rulers, Constituency executives and some party founding fathers.

Late last week, the president named Iddrisu Musah Superior and three others for appointment as Metropolitan Chief Executives in the first batch of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) for the 216 districts in the country, subject to the approval of their respective assemblies.

A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency; Eugene Arhin said Musah Superior has been nominated as the Chief Executive for the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly.

The rest are Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Accra Metropolitan Assembly; Anthony K. K. Sam, Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and Osei Assibey Antwi, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has also been appointed Charles Bissue, “subject to the Consultation with the Council of State, as a Presidential Staffer.”