A total of 38 women were nominated for consideration by Assembly members to become Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies Chief Executives (MMDCEs) out of the 260 appointed by President Akufo-Addo, representing 14.62%.
Out of the number, eight were nominated in Greater Accra, five in Eastern, four in Ashanti, three each in Central, Upper West, and Upper East Region.
The North East had two females, Two for Oti, and two for Western Region.
Unfortunately, Western North which has Nine Assemblies did not get any female nominee, while Northern, Bono East, Volta, and Bono East had one female respectively.
In April 2017, 36 of the 212 persons named by President Akufo-Addo to occupy the vacant positions of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) across the country were women.
This represented 17% of the total list announced by the Minister for Local Government.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has so far appointed 18 women as Ministers and Deputies to serve in Ministries and Regions.
They include the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North in the Ahafo Region and former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Freda Prempeh, who has been nominated as Minister of State-Designate for Works and Housing.
The former Minister of State responsible for Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, now heads the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
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.