NDC & Mahama committed to constitutional review – Asiedu Nketiah

The National Chairman for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has reiterated the commitment of the flag bearer of the party, former president John Mahama, to revisiting the processes leading to reforms of Ghana’s constitution.

Speaking on Politics and Beyond on TV XYZ, Nketia who was a key member of the framers of the 1992 constitution, admitted that a constitutional review was imperative to effectively fight corruption and abuse of power by the executive.

He also mentioned that unlike the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) that likes to compromise state institutions, the NDC would take the bold step to review the constitution to help strengthen the country’s institutions and consolidate its democracy for the benefit of all Ghanaians.

Asiedu Nketia argued that inasmuch as many people  including the youth were calling for a review while some also called for the rewriting of the constitution again, he believes the constitution rather needs to be overhauled to tackle the loopholes that inhibit the growth of the country’s democracy.

“The NDC is aware of the calls from the youth for a constitutional review. Our flagbearer, H.E John Mahama is committed to revisiting the reform processes,” he told host Emmanuel Wilson Jnr.

To him, the NDC is committed to the reforms of the constitution to reflect the needs of Ghanaians after Ghana’s democracy had been  stabilised since 1992.

He said it was the reason he led the charge to constatntly remind then President JEA Mills when the NDC won the 2008 polls to set up the Constitution Review Committee, chaired by Professor Albert Kodzo Fiadjoe to ascertain from the people of Ghana, their views on the 1992 Constitution.

Asiedu Nketia mentioned but for a law suit by the NPP in 2014 challenging the constitutionality of a white paper the NDC government had issued after carefully perusing the work of the Constitution Review Implementation Committee, the then government would have accepted the reviewed constitution.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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