NALAG legitimacy questioned after Assemblies dissolution

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A local governance expert, Mr. George Kyei Baffour, has questioned the legitimacy of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) after the dissolution of the Assemblies.

Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Monday, October 7, this year ordered the dissolution of all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

This was to pave way for the conduct of the upcoming district level elections, according to the directive, which is in line with the provisions of Article 246 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.

 The district level elections, expected to come off on December 17, is to elect new Assembly and Unit Committee members to constitute the successor MMDAs.

Speaking at a nationwide sensitization on the upcoming referendum held in the Bono region capital Sunyani on Friday, November 8, this year, Mr. Kyei Baffour indicated that NALAG’s legitimacy is questionable since the people who constitute to the Association are no more at post.

He however expressed relief with the referendum of the MMDCEs since he believes that after its realization, the MMDAs will be uniformed and free to operate.

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