Economic policy analyst, Senyo Hosi has proposed seven reforms that would save the 1992 Constitution from its impending death. Although the 1992 Constitution has led to a lot of gains in the Fourth Republic, a lot of people and organisations believe in the last decade, it has caused more harm.
A very controversial yet enviable feature of Ghana’s governance system is decentralization and local government. For the sake of brevity, this piece will not go into the historical debacles surrounding this choice. Nonetheless it is worth noting that this decision was reached to ensure inclusive governance and to also ensure that no one is left behind in the development agenda irrespective of their geographical location.
The Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana has been by far the most dynamic in the history of the country. With the number of the minority just one shy that of the majority, many governance experts predicted drama right from the onset, and suggested the majority will have to engage their counterparts more to build a consensus.
Paul Adom Otchere educated his audience about the 1992 Constitution today. He explained that while benefitting the country for nearly 30 years, the 1992 constitution had flaws. He stated that the President has much too much power under the constitution. He read the section of the constitution that gives the President the authority to select nearly all government officials.
Every man and woman on this Earth has the tendency to go astray the norms and values of society. It is in this light that, every community or nation put together rules and regulations to help put the excesses of people in check. The sure are people who will break the law.
The population of our country, Ghana is 30.8 million according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the conductors of the recent census exercise known as Population and Housing Census. We have the 1992 Constitution, which is the supreme law of the country. It is a written law that is subject to amendments when any part of it becomes repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience.
It does appear that my public opposition and condemnation of the directive issued by the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Airport Company that seeks to impose mandatory vaccination restrictions on the right of entry into Ghana of citizens, has stirred up the hornet's nest. That is understandable given the considerable public interest in the matter of forced vaccinations.
General Secretary of the largest opposition party in Ghana, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah says chiefs have their role to play in the development that is why the 1992 constitution has insulated them from partisan politics so they should stick to that and not invilve themselves in politics. They should pray and advise politicians since all of them are their subjects rather than actively taking part in partisan politics and focus on the building of the nation Ghana by directing them towards developmental path rather than taking sides and causing a political divisions.
A Commission of Inquiry is a constitutional order that often the executive headed by the President, constitutes to investigate any such matter of public interest. It may relate to politics, governance, land, sports, disturbances and others. The appointments, duties, composition and functions of the commission is enshrined in chapter 23 of the 1992 Constitution of which Article 278(1) provides that “Subject to Article 5 of this Constitution, the President shall, by constitutional instrument, appoint a Commission of Inquiry into any matter of public interest”.
Ghanaian Legislator Sam George on Saturday morning in a discussion on Newsfile a morning show on Joynews told every Ghanaian and everyone out there that he isn't afraid of those speaking against him and what he stands for as a member of Parliament. The Member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram talking on the Proper Human Sexual and Ghanaian Family Bill revealed that when he was sworn into Parliament on his second term, he sworn to defend the 1992 Constitution and not the European Constitution nor the American Constitution.
The Vice-President of Ghana is the second-highest officer in the Government of Ghana. The vice-president is the first person in the presidential line of succession, and would ascend to the presidency upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. The provisions of article 62 of the 1992 Constitution apply to a candidate for election as Vice-President if he or she is a citizen of Ghana by birth and has attained the age of thirty-five years.
The Special forces of Guinea who seized power in the country upon capturing President Alpha Conde have announced a nationwide curfew till further notice. The Governor's of Guinea have been replaced by military leaders. The Coup leaders have scheduled for a meeting between the Coup leaders and the Cabinet ministers as well as top officials of the country at 11:00 am on Monday September 6, 2021 in Conakry the country's capital.
The desire of every government is to timeously release all statutory payments to the respective agencies. However, this is not the case for successive governments. Various governments has instead not been able to pay these funds as required by law on time. One such payment which is always in arears is the District Assemblies Common Fund.
The issue of the purchase of a new jet has become a matter of serious controversy in the country. many feel that like President Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians to tighten our belts because of Covid-19 matter, it would have been prudent for him to also hold on with such a purchase.
The main agenda of the #FixTheCountry campaign is to change the 1992 constitution. They believe that the 1992 Constitution seems to give more power to politicians to do whatever they like, neglecting the citizenry to suffer. The President of the land has the power to appoint all leaders in the country including the Supreme Court Judge, Electoral Commission Chair, CEOs of State Companies, Heads of Security Services among others.
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 21 (3) of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 921), will on Wednesday 17 November 2021, on behalf of the president, lay before Parliament the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government.
The founder of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has said that the Ghanaian youth has no future under the 1992 constitution. According to Akwasi Addai Odike, the late former president, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, after succeeding in a coup d’état, formed a constituent assembly to draft and enact the 1992 constitution to help the practice of democratic governance in Ghana.
There is a usual saying that when two elephants are fighting, it is the ground that suffers. It looks like there is a misunderstanding between former NDC member Mr. Koku Anyidoho and some leaders of the party which will not be healthy for the party. It could be recalled that, Mr. Anyidoho was expulsed from the Party for misconduct stated as 'anti-party conduct' and indiscipline.
The founder and leader of United Progressive Party, UPP, Mr. Akwasi Addae popularly known as Odike has stated that the 1992 Constitution is the cause of Ghana's economic woes which has polarized the populace, making them practically detached from the governance system. "I have realized that our common enemy is the Constitution.
Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Lawyer Henry Kwesi Prempeh has chided Emoluments Committee mandate of an Article 71 limited to recommending the salaries and other benefits and previleges of those office holders specified in Article 71, Sections (1) and (2).