General News of Sunday, 19 September 2021
The Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe, has called for calm following the announcement of the list of the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
He said the MMDCEs position is service to the nation hence, persons whose preferred choices were not selected should not engage in disturbances.
“The whole idea is service to the nation. So far, as I am concerned and all well-meaning Ghanaians know, you are aspiring to serve our motherland. If the opportunity has not been given to you to serve, there cannot be any reason for disturbances.
“If truly you wanted to serve, then there is absolutely no basis for you to involve in disorderly conduct,” he said at a press conference in Accra while announcing the list.
The National Security Coordinator on Saturday, September 18, 2021, issued security alerts to all security councils across the nation ahead of the announcement of the list.
The alert, captured in the form of a memo, has the subject: ‘ANTICIPATING OF POSSIBLE VIOLENCE AHEAD OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MMDCES’.
It was issued on Thursday, September 16 to chairs of regional security councils (REGSECs), municipal security councils (MUSECs), and district security councils (DISECs).
“There are indications of possible clashes ahead of the announcement of MMDCEs in parts of the country,” it stated.
“REGSEC, MUSEC, and DISEC are hereby urged to be on high alert to pre-empt breach of peace in the respective areas.”