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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, expresses calls for protected changes are in the correct bearing however accepts the country as of now needs solid majority rule foundations and the right HR.

Bagbin is of the opinion that constitutional reforms will be of no use unless appropriate human resources are developed.

Numerous Ghanaians, including the Majority Leader in Parliament and prominent Civil Society Organizations, have repeatedly requested that the 1992 constitution be amended to better reflect the country’s current culture.

On Wednesday, February 22, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu demanded a new constitutional arrangement that would limit the number of ministers appointed by the President.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu gave a speech at the celebration of 30 years of parliamentary democracy and outlined a number of advantages that could be achieved by considering constitutional reform.

“We require a constitutional order that would lessen the “winner takes all” mentality and stop the “do or die” competition that occurs during our elections. We need a new constitution that would stop the Parliament’s seat count from going up indefinitely.

“A new constitutional arrangement that would limit the number of ministers of state is needed. The Suame MP stated, “We need a new constitutional order that would guarantee that the Speaker of Parliament is a serving member of Parliament.”

Contrary to calls for amending the 1992 constitution, Prof. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, has also called for a completely new constitution.

Prof. Antwi-Danso thinks that a new constitution written by a committee set up for the purpose will fix any problems with the country’s democratic system right now.

He emphasized, “I believe that politicians will jump to it to serve a better purpose if we have something new (a new constitution).”

However, Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, stated in his remarks at the start of the 30-year celebrations of parliamentary democracy that the development of human resources must take center stage.

“We must concentrate on acquiring the appropriate human resources to lead the country and strengthening our democratic institutions. You can keep changing your constitutions, but you will never be able to develop your society if you don’t have the right human resources.

“The main focus of development is the human resource because I believe if they send us to Singapore, Singapore will become undeveloped,”

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