On Wednesday April 26, 2017 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed 212 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) across the country.
Out of the 212 appointed MMDCE’s only 36 are women with 176 as men.
However, the 2016 manifesto of the then opposition NPP said that it remains committed to gender equality.
Under the ‘Women’s Empowerment & Children’s Rights’ segment of the manifesto the party prided itself as the first governing political party to set the then Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, under the Kufuor administration.
This they said “demonstrate the importance of women and children in the society.”
The manifesto added that the NPP will work assiduously to ensure that the “appointment of women to at least 30% of available public office” is achieved.
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However from the announcement the NPP has appointed only 17% of women as MMDCE’s.
The Brong Ahafo Region had the most number of women appointees followed by the Greater Accra Region, with 6 and 5 women respectively to occupy the position..
In the appointment of Regional Ministers only all 10 substantive appointees are men while only 3 women have been appointed as Deputy Regional Ministers.
Below is a list the women appointed as MMDCEs:
Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi – Ahafo Ano North
Beatrice Serwah Derkyi – Ejisu-Juaben
Mary Boatemaa Marfo – Sekyere East
Catherine Reckling – Sekyere South
Mary Okone – Banda
Mary Ameyaa – Dormaa West
Gifty Akosa Arthur – Nkoranza North
Diana Attaa-Kusiwaa – Nkoranza South
Evelyn Ama Kum-Richardson – Sunyani East
Charity Foriwaa Dwommoh – Tain
Felicia Aba Hagan – Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese
Justina Marigold Assan – Agona West
Florence Governor – Ayensuano
Comfort Asante – New Juaben
Margaret Darko – Suhum
Greater Accra region
Sarah Dugbakie Pobee – Ada East
Janet Tulasu Mensah – Ga East
Gladys Mann Dedey – La Dade Kotopon
Jennifer Dede Afagbedzi – La Nkwantanang Madina
Adjeley Twum Gyamrah – Ledzokuku-Kwowor
Alele Veronica Heming – Bole
Mariama Iddrisu – Sagnarigu
Hajia Ayishetu Seidu – Savelugu-Nanton
Hajia Amama Ayibu – Tolon
Upper East region
Victoria Ayamba – Bawku East
Agnes Anamoo – Nabdam
Zubeiru Abdulair – Pusiga
Upper West region
Nadi Sanda Imoro – Daffiama Bussie Issa
Katherine Lankono – Nadowli
Christine Bonbbanye-Amadu – Jirapa
Josephine Ohene Boateng – Adaklu
Millicent Kabuki Carboo – Biakoye
Ella Boateng – South Dayi
Henrietta Mary Eyison – Ahanta West
Martha Kwayie Manu – Juaboso
Helena Appiah – Wasa Amenfi West