The Minority in the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic under the leadership of Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, are currently advocating and taking necessary steps for a review of the nation’s 1992 Constitution.

According to Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the NDC Members of Parliament will make good use of the equal numbers in the House to make this a reality.

Confirming the news, the Tamale South lawmaker noted that they will be using a bipartisan approach to get the motion moved when the House reconvenes at the end of October.

The last review of the Constitution was in 2010 during the late President Mills era, but the outcome of that review was never implemented.

The last review of the Constitution was in 2010 during the late President Mills era, but the outcome of that review was never implemented.

Speaking in an interview with Joy News monitored by InsiderGH.com, the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said the call for review is “for the national interest to reign supreme and not partisan interest.”

Constitutional Review

The Constitution Review Commission, a presidential Commission of Inquiry, was set up in January 2010 to consult with the people of Ghana on the operation of the 1992 Constitution and on any changes that need to be made to the Constitution.

The Commission was also tasked to present a draft bill for the amendment of the Constitution in the event that any changes are warranted.

Late President John Evans Atta Mills, on January 11, 2010, acting in accordance with Article 278 (1) of the Constitution, which confers on the President, powers to appoint a Commission of Enquiry into matters of public interest, inaugurated the Constitution Review Commission (CRC).

The CRC was mandated to review the 1992 Constitution under the Constitution Review Commission of Enquiry Instrument 2010 (C.I. 64).

Source: InsiderGH.com

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