Kufuor calls for an extension of Ghana's presidency

Kufuor calls for an extension of Ghana's presidency

Ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor is calling for an extension of the presidential term in Ghana arguing that the four-year term is just not enough to enable a sitting president impact Ghana's development.

Speaking on the theme, "Democracy Justice and Development in Africa: 50 Years after Independence"at the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS) conference, president Kufuor criticized the framers of the Constitution for failing to undertake adequate research before deciding on the duration for Presidency.

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President Kufuor has been arguing that the first year in government is often used to configure the new administration as the new team tries to appreciate how governance works.

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"Policies are organized into a body of Bills to be submitted to parliament and programs are also rolled out in the second year. In the third year, the programmes and policies would have showed signs of promise or failure and government may have to decide how to fine tune its programmes,"he argued.

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