Former President John Dramani Mahama has backed phone calls for the time period of business of Presidents to be extended from 4 to 5 several years.
In accordance to him, four several years in business is ordinarily not adequate for any authorities to genuinely attain its targets.
He explained that it takes virtually two years for any President to get factors operating easily following elections.
Mahama was delivering a lecture on Democracy and Elections in Up to date Africa at the Said Organization School in London more than the weekend.
Previous President, John Agyekum Kufuor was the 1st to counsel an extension of the time period of business office of Presidents from 4 to 5 many years.
Mahama explained he completely agrees with the ex-president, introducing that “a 5-year phrase is better”.
“I concur with President Kufuor I feel a 5-calendar year expression is improved, to start with year, when you are elected, you are forming your government and prior to you’ve settled in you are in your second calendar year, third calendar year, fourth calendar year you are preventing an election.
“So primarily you have just two several years to perform and it makes it challenging,” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer stated.
Now, all Ghanaian Presidents and eligible to serve for two phrases – each phrase can, nevertheless, previous for just 4 years.