Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh,member of parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti region has urged electorates in his area to go out and massively vote YES in favour of District Level Elections in the upcoming referendum.
According to him,as a member of parliament,he is for YES in the Referendum and wants everybody to also vote Yes.
He said ,voting which is slated for December 17 this year , would help enhance and strengthen the decentralization process of governance in the country.
He however urged the public to massively vote “YES”, for political parties to participate in the election of MMDCEs in their various constituencies to help strengthen democracy in the country.
Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who is also the Education Mister said this today at Abey’s park when he organised football gala competition among Constituents.
Napo,affectionately called ,said, come December, 2019 the Electoral Commission (EC) would conduct the district level elections and this would require citizens to vote for their Unit Committee Chairs, their Assembly members as well as Vote “Yes” or “No” to support or not to support, the participation of political parties in the election of MMDCEs.
He said 40 per cent out of the total registered voters must turn out to vote, and out of the 40 per cent, 75 per cent must vote in favour of the referendum to enable political parties participate fully in the District Level Elections.
Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh said the active participation of citizens in the referendum would enable Parliament to amend the sections in the constitution that gives the President ultimate power to appoint MMDCEs.
He said, the MMDCEs have closer functional relationship with the people and, therefore, citizens must be given the chance to elect their MMDCEs.
He urged the people of Manhyia South to help share the information and encourage everyone to go out and vote massively during the referendum.