The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in partnership with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has held a Consultation Review Technical Meeting in Accra on Tuesday.
The objective was to develop a roadmap for the constitutional review and find a strategy on how the plan could be rolled out.
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Evans Aggrey-Darkoh, said the meeting was to provide a platform for frank discussions among the participants, build consensus, harness ideas and draw on the strength of the various stakeholders.
“As a ministry, we have worked assiduously to build consensus, promote inclusively and the needed buy-ins and enhanced the quality of the proposals that will come in,” he added.
Dr Aggrey-Darkoh said concerns over inconsistencies, irreconcilable provisions and grey areas in the constitution had made the review of the 31-year-old constitution imperative.
“Views expressed at various engagements attest to the collective interest to see a change in the actor behaviour of people to reinvigorate the culture of our constitution or reconfiguration of the institutional architecture of the constitution to make it much more functional or both,” he stated.
According to him, the Ministry was mindful of the constitutional review exercise, which started in 2010 and culminated in the release of a report in December 2011.
On his part, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osie Kyei- Mensah -Bonsu, said the Ministry was closely working with other partners such as National Commission for Civic Education, IDEG, CDD, the academia and other Independent Governmental Institutions to ensure that the Constitutional Review was achieved.
Patience Anaadem, ISD