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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told the newly- confirmed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) that it continues to be a “good time to be in charge of districts, municipal and metropolitan areas”, as they have the opportunity to transform their local economies, and preside over the creation of jobs for the Ghanaian people.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the local area is the target for all the programmes we set forth by his government in 2017, programmes that continue to be implemented for the growth and transformation of the Ghanaian economy.

“‘Planting for Food and Jobs, ‘One Million Dollar One Constituency’, ‘One District One Factory’, and ‘One Village One Dam’ and ‘Agenda 111’ policy initiatives, like all the other innovative introductions to the economy, are all very much local initiatives… The challenge is, thus, for all areas to take advantage of these programmes to develop your localities,” he said.

The President made this known on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, when he delivered the keynote speech at the orientation ceremony held for newly confirmed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Whilst admonishing the MMDCEs to be minded of the fact that all government initiatives at the local level come within their purview, whether initiated by them or not, he stressed that “the argument that you are not aware of, or are not responsible for government initiatives in your localities, will not wash with me.”

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