President John Dramani Mahama has directed that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMCEs) pursuing any form of academic course should defer such programmes with immediate effect.
A statement issued by Mr Collins Duada, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has asked Regional Ministers to inform all MMDCES in their regions to strictly comply with the directive.
It cautioned that affected MMDCEs who flout the directive would “have themselves to blame”.
A number of these MMDCE’s, including other ministers have often been accused of being found wanting in their official duties because of their other engagements.
However, it is unclear whether their pursuit of higher education is affecting their work with the government. A lot of the officials usually enroll in institutions like the Local Government Institute and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).