Dan Botwe: DCEs weren’t sacked over Bawumia’s performance in their areas

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Dan Botwe, the minister of local government and decentralization, stated that President Akufo-Addo’s decision to revoke the appointments of 24 district chief executives is consistent with his intention to assemble a strong team to carry out the government’s agenda.

The appointments of twenty-four district chief executives (DCE) nationwide were revoked by the president on Friday, February 2. The withdrawal had no stated cause.

Mahamudu Bawumia, the party’s nominee for president in 2024, reportedly did not fare well in the primaries last year, which is why some reports claim the DCEs were removed from their positions.

But Botwe refuted the reports when he spoke with Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on Monday, February 5th, on the Asaase Breakfast Show.

He stated, “One will have to rank them from the least to see whether this supports those assertions [reports] in all 275 constituencies where the primaries were held. The figures are there; the Electoral Commission and media have the figures.”

“It is completely untrue,” Botwe mentioned.

In the meantime, 26 candidates have been put forward by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for approval as district and municipal chief executives.