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Review the Constitution- Prof Agyemang-Duah

The Chief Executive Officer of the J. A Kuffour foundation Professor Baffour Agyemang Badu has said the 1992 Constitution really needs a review.

The current Constitution of Ghana do not meet the needs of the citizens anymore.

On 28th April the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, addressed the nation on the 30th anniversary of the Constitution of Ghana.

In the president’s address, he made it known to all Ghanaians that the constitution is a document which can be reviewed at anytime in point.

“The Constitution is a living document and so whenever circumstances require, we should be prepared to make the necessary amendments to affect the needs of contemporary and future times,” the president said.

In an interview with 3Fm on Friday 29th April, Prof. Agyemang Duah shared his thought on the president’s address on the Constitution.

“We have to review the Constitution. I don’t think we can be proud of what we have achieved over the years.”

For instance, all power is at the national level which leaves the local level and politics unattractive.

This is because, the local level receives less of the national resources.

“There is nothing attractive at the local level to make the politics attractive because everything is concentrated at the national level,” he said.

The professor shared his opinion on TV3 that the Constitution of Ghana does not meet the needs of the citizens.

“In my humble opinion, the Constitution does not meet the needs of the people.

Therefore, “for a constitution to meet the basic needs of the people, that Constitution should be seen in action at the grassroots level.

“Democracy is best when it emerges from the bottom to the top.

“What we have today is a democracy that is literally a top down democracy,” he added.

Source: News 360/3News

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