President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to remain at post until further notice.
A communique signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, said the directive was in accordance with Article 243 (3) of the 1992 Constitution.
The communique further warned the MMDCEs against taking any policy-related decisions.
“I am directed by H. E. the President to inform all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who were at post immediately before the inauguration ceremony on Thursday, 7th January 2021 to remain at post until further notice,” the communique read.
“This directive is in accordance with Article 243 (3) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
“You are to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act (2012) which states that you shall not take a decision involving a policy issue.” Also, you are to act in accordance with letter No. SCR/DA555/555/01 dated 21st December, 2020 which gives directives on financial commitments, recruitments among others,” it added.