Participants at a Public Forum in Accra have unanimously agreed for the Parliamentary and Presidential elections to be moved from December to November to cater for issues associated with the current short transition period.
The Forum hosted by the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in collaboration with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Parliament was organized to solicit inputs into the amendment of Article 112(4) of the Constitution to extend the period for transition from one government to the other after general elections.
Welcoming the participants to the Forum the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong said if the amendment is carried through there will be sufficient time for smooth transition when there is a run-off.
She said the Constitutional requirements have been met for the amendment to be passed if all stakeholders agreed on the proposal.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
Meanwhile, the Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will meet the Electoral Commission on Wednesday to further discuss the amendment to the Constitution.
Listen to attached audio of the National Women Leader Mrs. Peace Aryee of the NDP ending the report from Radio Ghana’s Parliamentary Corespondents’ Dominic Hlordzi and Augustus Acquaye.