Bishop proposes review of Constitution to enhance devt

Samuel Noi Mensah, a former Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Church International, has proposed the holding of a referendum ahead of the next general election to review the 1992 Constitution.

He contended that failure to review and amend sections of the Constitution to meet current demands and needs of society would deny the country of intended progress, growth and development.

Bishop Mensah maintained that there was the need for a referendum before the next elections otherwise, the nation’s socioeconomic development would stall and cautioned against going into the next election with the same Constitution hence after 30 years the nation needed to evaluate itself.

“We should ask ourselves how well we have performed in 30years of our democratic dispensation because the Constitution we have only enhances political leaders and when they come into office, they like it because it benefits their selfish ego.

“That is why the ordinary Ghanaian like you and I must demand and call for the referendum otherwise, the Constitution we have today cannot take us into the next 30 years of the country’s progress, growth and development since her delayed progress after 65 years of independence is partly due to the Constitution.

“The Constitution in its current state gives presidents too much power they sometimes manage the country as their family property or business and that is why in 30 years of our democracy, there must be the need for constitutional review if we want to enhance our governance and democratic dispensation,” Bishop Mensah asserted.

He pointed out that the Constitution only enhances political leaders and when they come into office, they like it because it benefits their selfish egos but there must be the need for strong leadership that would transform society after 65 years.

Bishop Mensah challenged leadership of the church tobegin to trumpet politics actually was about decisions people make that affected livelihoods and citizens must be interested but unfortunately, whoever assumed reins of government wields too much of power. –myjoyonline.com

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