Help us print Constitution in local languages - NCCE urges government

Help us print Constitution in local languages - NCCE urges government

Chairperson of the National Commission on Civic Education, Mrs. Josephine Nkrumah, has urged government to fund their project of translating the Ghana Constitution into 15 local languages.

In a report sighted by on, Mrs. Nkrumah said that the project had commenced but lacked funding to see it through.

'Help us print Constitution in local languages' - NCCE urges gov't
NCCE boss Mrs. Josephine Nkrumah. Source:
Source: UGC

"We have engaged many stakeholders every year on amplifying the importance of the Constitution and making it a document that is alive to each and everyone"; she said.

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"In fact, further to that, we have even translated the Constitution into 15 local languages that were once published but due to funding we were unable to publish it anymore so that we drive home the essence of the Constitution"; she added.

Mrs. Josephine Nkrumah revealed that amid funding challenges to translate the Constitution, the NCCE through their district offices nationwide have broken down the provisions of the Constitution for easy understanding by indigenes.

"For the NCCE, despite the challenges that we face, what we do is that because we are established in all the districts in our engagements, it is broken down into the various languages that are relevant to the districts,"she noted.

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The NCCE boss also used the opportunity to support government's introduction of January 7 as a new holiday to commemorate Ghana's Constitution.

"I must say that government has set aside a date, it creates the right opportunity to engage government on establishing a fund"; she commended.

"The fund will ensure that we are able to publish the document in all languages so that every Ghanaian can have an understanding of the Constitution and its bearing on our lives"; she added.

Ghana marked its first Constitution Day on January 7 which was commemorated by a holiday and pockets of lectures on Ghana's Constitution and how it can be reformed.

Scores of intellectuals over the years have been on the neck of successive governments to review the Constitution since they claim there are many laws that are outmoded and needs change urgently.

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