Did you know that out of a population of about 15 million, only 3.4 million people voted to support the adoption of 1992?
Do you also know that most of the proposals were made by the PNDC and it was never reviewed before the referendum proceeded?
People have always maintained that 1992 was drawn to protect the political elites largely due to the fact that, it was a Military leadership transiting into a democracy and so it had to be drawn in such a way that it in one way or the other serves their interest and protect them.
He made this call during a press conference organized by the Economic Freedom Fighters and Fix The Country Movement at the Kwame Nkrumah circle.
He indicated that the 1992 constitution has outlived its usefulness after almost three (3) decades and there is a need for a lot of changes to be made. Ernesto Yeboah re-echoed the fact that more than 50% of registered voters at the time refused to participate in the referendum that led to its adoption and so it is prudent that changes are made after many years.
The Economic Freedom Fighter referred to the constitution as "sakawa" and added that it was only carved in a way to make the ordinary Ghanaian suffer. He bemoaned the immunities given to the President and MPs that shield them from being sued except after 10 years.
"Is this a constitution that ensures accountability? certainly not. Your members of Parliament that you have voted for by yourselves, even if they are misbehaving, you have no power to make them step aside until his/her tenure has ended. That is why we are saying; any constitution that is unaccountable to the people is a constitution that cannot be described as democratic. The politicians never want to change the constitution but all of us the ordinary people must come together to make this sakawa constitution is broken down into pieces and a new one written with our consensus. How many people even brought this constitution into existence? In 1992, over 50% of Ghanaians boycotted the voting process to bring this constitution into being because of what was contained in it. This constitution gives you freedom with one hand and takes it back with another. If no question was asked prior to the adoption of the constitution, we are asking those questions today. We are therefore invoking a vote of no confidence on this sakawa 1992 constitution", he reiterated.
In attendance were Okatakyie Afrifa, Avraham Ben Moshe, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, and others. Visibly missing was Captain Smart of Onua TV.
Meanwhile, Fix The Country Movement has served notice that it would be embarking on another demonstration in Takoradi on September 21, 2021. The group has promised not to relent in its efforts to ensure that leadership takes steps to fix the country.
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