- Former president John Mahama has called for an increase in a presidential term to 5 years
- According to him, the 4-year tenure is too short to implement policies planned by the winner of a presidential election
Former president John Dramani Mahama has called for an increase in the term of a president from four to five years.
According to him, it takes almost two years for the newly-elected president to settle in and get started with work.
He added that there are therefore only two years left for the implementation of projects planned by the government.
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YEN.com.gh understands that former president John Agyekum Kufuor first came up with the idea, after exiting office in 2009.
Kasapafmonline.com reports that Mahama made the comments as part of a lecture on democracy and elections in contemporary Africa.
The lecture was given at the Said Business School in London, United Kingdom.
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