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Vol. 13 No. 1 July, 2014 GHANA’S 1992 Constitutional Review Process: Avoiding Errors And Omissi
Vol. 13 No. 1 July, 2014 GHANA’S 1992 Constitutional Review Process: Avoiding Errors And Omissi
04 December, 2014

Promulgated in 1992, the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana is 22 years old this year. This makes it the longest lasting constitution in Ghana’s post-independence experience. It has become the reference for discussions on the nation’s political and economic governance and social development. However, while it has been lauded for providing the framework for the establishment of institutions and processes for the democratic governance achievements of the Fourth Republic (competitive multi-party elections, flourishing civil society, free media, enjoyment of basic liberties, etc.), the 1992 Constitution has also come under heavy criticism for fostering a hegemonic executive and weak institutional checks and balances among other issues.

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