“We’re celebrating most stable constitutional rule in the history of Ghana” -Akufo-Addo Message to Ghanaians

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,has wished Ghanaians a happy Constitution Day.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo,Ghanaians are celebrating most stable constitutional rule in the history of Ghana.

Constitution Day is a statutory public holiday in Ghana, observed on January 7th.

This day marks the adoption of the Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana on January 7th 1993.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a Facebook post said: “Today,we celebrate the most prolonged period of stable, constitutional rule in the history of Ghana”.

History of Ghanaian Constitution Day

The 1992 Constitution came into force for the Fourth Republic of Ghana, on January 7th 1993, following its overwhelming approval in a referendum held on April 28th 1992.

The Constitution defines the fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government, structure of the judiciary and legislature, and spells out the fundamental rights and duties of a citizen.

January 7th is also the day new Heads of State are sworn into office in Ghana.

The day is intended to acknowledge Ghana’s collective efforts at ensuring that the tenets of democracy, rule of law and principles of constitutionalism are upheld.

Constitution Day is a new Public Holiday, which was be observed for the first time in Ghana on January 7th 2019. This day has been declared as an additional holiday under Section 2 of the Public Holiday Act, 2001 (Act 601).

Source: Pulsenewsgh.com

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