April 24, 2024


Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, says legal obstacles prevented the implementation of the government white paper on the recommendations of the Constitution Review Implementation Committee.

It will be remembered that President Atta Mills set up the Constitution Review Commission to review Ghana’s constitution.

The Constitution Review Commission came up with its recommendation, but that did not see the light of day as the amendments proposed were not implemented.

In recent times, Koku Anyidoho, in several tweets on X, called out the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and Alban Bagbin for failing to ensure that the recommendations were implemented but continued to call for a review of the constitution.

In his speech for the 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC, John Dramani Mahama indicated that the country failed to implement the recommendations of the Constitution Review Commission because of legal obstacles.

He said “As a citizen of Ghana, I regret the legal obstacles that hindered the Constitution Review Implementation Committee from implementing the Government White Paper on the recommendations of the Commission”.

John Mahama assured the public that “On this auspicious occasion, as leader of the National Democratic Congress, I wish to reiterate my commitment to continue the various processes towards implementing the white paper, if elected President in December 2024, focusing on strengthening governance institutions, protecting citizens’ rights, and fighting corruption. The reforms will aim to reduce the influence of an overreaching executive, put an end to the creeping politicisation of state institutions, reduce excessive spending on Article 71 officeholders to bridge the unacceptable disparity between them and other categories of workers and strengthen the fundamental rights of all citizens”.



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