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The 1992 Constitution vests too much power in the leader of the executive arm of government, the President, and there is the need to change that.
This is the view of Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu. He believes the time is ripe for Ghana to finally review the supreme law of the land with the need to principally water down the powers of the First Gentleman of the land.
Speaking on the Point of View programme which aired on Accra-based Citi TV on September 28, the lawmaker advanced that the composition of the current Parliament offered the best opportunity at a united Constitutional review process.
“Let’s see a roadmap to radical constitutional amendment beyond what professor Mills did in 2010, (that is ) appointing Prof Emeritus Fiadjoe to lead the Constitutional Review Committee.
“What is the best practice in the world when you have a hung parliament, 137 – 137 (MPs apiece) is that, it gives you a unique opportunity to hold the country together and to undertake rapid constitutional review and amendment. “This 1992 Constitution is excessively loaded with presidential powers, we need to water it down. Why must the president appoint the Chief Executive of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital? What business does the president get to do with that?” Haruna submitted.FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA