Stand up for democracy, NPP urges Ghanaians

As the country marked this year’s Constitution Day, the governing New Patriotic Party called on Ghanaians to uphold democratic governance.

January 7 each year has been set aside to reflect on the gains of the Fourth Republic, renew Ghanaian citizens’ sense of patriotic duty to the nation and show lasting commitment to the ideals of constitutional government.

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In a statement to mark the day, issued and signed by the party’s general secretary, John Boadu, the NPP said that, among other things, “The 7th of January is of great significance in Ghana’s constitutional democracy as it signals the birth of the 1992 constitution heralding the Fourth Republic, which is the most enduring Republic in the nation’s history.”

The NPP noted that the occasion “reminds us of our renewed and unfettered commitment to upholding the tenets of the rule of law, constitutionalism and democratic governance”.

The party also used the occasion to rally Ghanaians to support President Akufo-Addo’s vision to decentralise local governance fully through the multi-partisan election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives and other local government officers, if the matter is ever brought back for consideration.

It described this reform as the final leg of the country’s democratic evolution.

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