Attorney General inaugurates Constitution Implementation Committee

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dr Benjamin Kumbour, on Tuesday inaugurated a five-member Constitution Implementation Committee to implement the  recommendations of the Government White Paper on the Constitution Review Commission.

The committee, chaired by Professor E.V.O Dankwa, was sworn into office by Mr Justice Dennis Agyei, an Appeal Court Judge.

Other members of the committee are Dr Kunbour, Ex Officio member, Mrs Estelle Appiah, Dr Gheysika Adombire Agambila and Mr Bede A. Ziedeng.

The committee, which is expected to complete it work by the end of the year, has been tasked to develop and report on the public reactions to the Government White Paper and the Constitution amendment bills for both the entrenched and non-entrenched provisions of the constitution.

Dr Kunbour said the government issued a White Paper on the Constitution Review Commission’s report and accepted many of their recommendations and rejected a few of them.

He said the main objective of the committee was to implement the recommendations of the Government White Paper on the Constitution Review Commission.

Prof Dankwa said the committee had a short time to discharge its mandate and that they were going to work hard to achieved it.

He said the committee had also been tasked to prepare the people for a referendum on the entrenched provisions of the constitution as well as facilitate the passage of the bills for the amendment of the non- entrenched provisions of the constitution.

He said the committee would develop legislative proposals for legislative changes recommended by the Constitution Review Commission and also help in the implementation of administrative actions.

Source: GNA

1 Comment
  1. Osman says

    i don’t think the name of the committee is appropriate. it should be “constitutional review implementation committee” not Constitution implementation committee”. in my view, it is the review that the committee is task to implement but not the whole constitution. the current name suggests a bigger burden than the committee might be assuming.

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