The Govt Director of the NORSAAC, an group committed to ladies and younger persons in Ghana’s Northern Location, Alhaji Mohammed has said the 1992 constitution as it stands is a danger to the development of the country’s democracy.
He questioned why a review of Ghana’s constitution arrives up only when there is an interruption in democratic rule and recounted the commotion that came up when the President not long ago had needed to amend a single of the content articles of the constitution.
“A classical instance is what transpired past 12 months when the president expressed an intention to amend short article 55(C) to allow for political parties participation at the community stage. We all saw what occurred and it is one of in excess of 90 articles that the constitutional assessment fee has proposed for modification,” he explained.
Alhaji Awal believes this to be a negative illustration, a single that and need to be discouraged.
“It offers some type of negative precedent and we never need to allow that to happen” he additional.
He said this at a programme to mark the 2020 Intercontinental Working day of Democracy on the topic: “Covid 19: The Highlight on Democracy.”
It was structured by the Ghana Acquiring Communities Association with funding from the Civil Modern society Organizations System for Good Governance (CSOPGG).
Speaking from a Civil Modern society standpoint, Alhaji Awal is worried that relatively than performing for the superior of culture, the nation’s democracy as is currently being practised is alternatively operating versus the curiosity of the folks.
Alhaji Awal even more named on the country’s leaders to apply the legitimate tenets of democracy as this would give Ghanaians hope.
In his belief, without having a evaluation of the country’s structure, retrogression in Ghana’s democracy is inescapable.
The Technological Advisor, Coverage and Governance at the Ghana Developing Communities Affiliation (GDCA) Philip Gbambi referred to as on Ghanaians to embrace politics as an indispensable instrument for country setting up as the nation prepares for the December 7 polls.
He also termed on Ghanaians to stand versus vigilantism and election violence, media sensationalism, politics of ethnicity among the other people.
Mr Gbambi even further named on authorities to make certain a amount participating in area for all contesting political events and candidates in the December 7 polls, introducing that the Electoral Fee should guarantee the electoral system is no cost and transparent.