The 1992 constitution is ‘killing’ Ghana’s democracy – Samia Nkrumah

The 1992 constitution is ‘killing’ Ghana’s democracy – Samia Nkrumah

- Former MP and former Chairperson of the CPP, Samia Nkrumah, has raised concerns about the 1992 constitution

- According to her, it has failed to strengthened Ghana's democracy

- She added that it does not make Ghanaians equal before the law

The Former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party, Samia Yaba Nkrumah, has raised concerns about the 1992 constitution.

Speaking at the 5th edition of The Accra Dialogue on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, she stated that it fails to aid Ghana in the strengthening of democracy.

According to a report by 3news.com, she went on to say that it tends to influence the mindset of citizens in a way that does little to boost Ghana’s democratic credentials.

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Samia Yaba Nkrumah Source: Supplied

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The former lawmaker who once represented the people of the Jomoro constituency, also stated that there is an urgent need for Ghanaians to call for an amendment to the constitution, as it does not make all Ghanaians equal before the law.

“The 1992 constitution is not helping Ghana’s democracy. We are all in Ghana as citizens, but not equal before the law,” she complained.

She explained that this is because the content of the constitution has a bearing on the thoughts and mindsets of Ghanaians, as it is the final means of reference.

Samia Nkrumah further noted that the appointment process of leaders into some public offices are undemocratic.

This, she said, is because the appointment of 40% of our local assembly members cannot be a show of democracy.

The 1992 constitution is the supreme law of the Republic of Ghana, and it was approved on April 28, 1992 through a national referendum.

It defines the fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government, structure of the judiciary and legislature, and spells out the fundamental rights and duties of citizens.

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