Stephen Kwaku Asare (widely known as Kwaku Azar) has called on Ghanaians to continue upholding, preserving and perfecting the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the document’s entry into force.
The public intellectual, who has been key to promoting good governance and the rule of law through his activism litigating emblematic cases on the interpretation of some article of the 1992 Constitution before the highest court of Ghana, has not hidden his position that rather than repealing the 1992 Constitution, it should be strengthened through reforms that respond to the needs of the times.
“Let us continue to uphold, defend, preserve and perfect the Constitution. Happy 30th Anniversary,” she wrote on social media.
There are people like FixTheCountry coordinator Mawuse Oliver Barker-Vormawor who believes there is a need for a new constitution given that the 1992 Constitution is unfit for purpose, as, he has repeatedly argued, it is not a fair constitution and fair, but an exploitative constitution. one.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Ghana that marks the entry into force of the 1992 Constitution and the birth of the Fourth Republic of Ghana on January 7, 1993.
The holiday was recently instituted by the Government through the Public Holidays Amendment Act of 2019 (Act 986), which was signed into law by President Nana Akufo-Addo on April 16, 2019 following the amendments to the holidays and the addition of memorial days to the law.