Complete constitutional review started by Mills – GIMPA Rector to Akufo-Addo

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Rector has lamented about the present status of the work done by the Constitutional Review Commission set up in 2010.

In a rather frank tone, Professor Philip Bondzi-Simpson said the silence of the current regime on the Commission’s work was not in the interest of Ghanaians.

The late president Professor Evans Atta Mills on January 12, 2010, inaugurated a ten-member Constitutional Review Commission to consult Ghanaians over the general operation of the 1992 Constitution and to propose changes.

After close to two years of deliberation and consultation, the Commission submitted its final report to the president on December 20, 2011.

A government White Paper was issued by President John Mahama on the work of the Commission after the demise of Professor Mills in 2012.

But nearly three years into its four-year term, the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not commented on the Commission’s work.

Speaking at the maiden Constitution Day Public Lecture Monday, Prof Bondzi-Simpson said the work by the Commission must not be abandoned by the current government.

“The exercise of the Constitutional Review should be completed,” the law lecturer canvassed, saying a government White Paper does not belong to any political party.

The GIMPA Rector encouraged President Akufo-Addo to state his government’s position on the recommendations of the Commission since the past regime made its public.

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