Appointment of MMDCEs Only 36 women appointed in NPP MMDCE list

The NPP in its manifesto said it will appoint 30% of women for various roles. However, from the announcement of appointed MMDCEs the NPP has appointed only 17% of women.

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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.

READ ALSO: Here are the 212 MMDCEs appointed by Nana Addo

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.

READ ALSO: Nana Addo unfazed by threats from illegal miners to vote against him

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:

Ashanti region

Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi       – Ahafo Ano North

Beatrice Serwah Derkyi           – Ejisu-Juaben

Mary Boatemaa Marfo             – Sekyere East

Catherine Reckling                  – Sekyere South


Brong-Ahafo region

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


Central region

Felicia Aba Hagan                    – Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese

Justina Marigold Assan            – Agona West


Eastern region

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


Northern region

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


Volta region

Josephine Ohene Boateng       – Adaklu

Millicent Kabuki Carboo            – Biakoye

Ella Boateng                            – South Dayi


Western region        

Henrietta Mary Eyison             – Ahanta West

Martha Kwayie Manu               – Juaboso

Helena Appiah                         – Wasa Amenfi West

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