The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama has reacted to concerns that there was deliberate misinformation on the December 17 referendum.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon urged voters to vote “NO” during the December 17, 2019, national referendum on whether or not the 1992 national constitution should be amended to open up local government elections to partisan participation.
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According to the NDC, a “YES” vote will further polarize the nation, particularly local communities along the lines of NPP / NDC, and will likely lead to the creation of “NDC Communal Labour day” and “NPP Communal Labour day”, as well as “NDC market” and “NPP market”.
To the NDC, there was deliberate misinformation in the public domain that voting “YES” in the referendum was a decision that Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives would now be elected.
But responding in a radio interview on Accra based Joy FM, Hajia Alima said the government made the roadmap clear when it announced the plans for the referendum.
He said to be able to elect MMDCE’s on partisan basis, there first ought to be an amendment of the entrenched clause.
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