Ghanaians favour election of metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs)

Most Ghanaians want a voice in choosing their metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs), a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Support for elected rather than appointed MMDCEs is strong across regions, demographic groups, and major political parties. 

The data is being released at a time when the president has reiterated the government’s commitment to push for a law that would make MMDCE positions elective in a bid to improve transparency and accountability at the local level.