Ghana marks maiden Constitution Day Holiday
Ghana is today [January 7, 2019] marking the maiden Constitution Day public Holiday. The day has been set aside by the Akufo-Addo administration to recognize the coming into force of the 1992 constitution and the beginning of the 4th Republic. The government has urged the public to use the day to reflect on the country’s democracy. As part of government’s activities to mark the day, the Ministry for Information is holding a public lecture under the theme, “Constitutionalism in The Fourth Republic Towards Functional Performance”. The lecture will be delivered by the rector of GIMPA, Prof. Bondzi-Simpson. The Minister for Information in an interview with Citi News said the lecture will examine how far the country has come with its constitutional democracy.
“It is a day for introspection, and therefore the government is holding a public lecture. This is the maiden one. The idea is to examine how far we have come and what needs to be done to deepen our constitutional democracy and also what the roles of various players in this constitutional exercise are, has been, and ought to be moving into the future.” The government presented a bill before parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act to include January 7, August 4 and September 21 as statutory public holidays. It also made July 1, formerly a Republic Day Holiday, a commemorative day just as May 25, which was AU Day Holiday.
Source : citinewsroom.com