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This complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts from the repository of the Comparative Constitutions Project, and distributed on constituteproject.org. constituteproject.org Ghana's Constitution of 1992 with Amendments through 199 AND WHEREAS the people of Ghana approved the said Constitution for the administration of Ghana to come into force on 7th day of January, 1993. NOW THEREFORE IN pursuance of the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation 1981, this Law is hereby made: 1. COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION. The Constitution approved at the Referendum held on 28th April, 1992 and set out in th

1 (1) The Sovereignty of Ghana resides in the people of Ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in this Constitution Article 19 of the 1992 Constitution, which is headed; Fair Trials, contains elaborate provisions for criminal trials and at paragraph 1 thereof provides as follows: A person charged with a criminal offence shall be given a fair hearing within a reasonable time by a court' 2 Article 9 of the Constitution amended 2. Article 9 of the Constitution is amended by the repeal of clause (5) and the insertion of the following - (5) Parliament may make provision by Act of Parliament for a) the renunciation by any person of his citizenship of Ghana; b) the circumstances in which a person may acquire citizenship of Ghana or cease to be

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  1. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA. ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES. CHAPTER ONE. THE CONSTITUTION. 1. Supremacy of the Constitution. 2. Enforcement of the Constitution. 3. Defence of the Constitution 19. Fair Trail. 20. Protection from Deprivation of Property. 21. General Fundamental Freedoms. 22. Property Rights of Spouses. 23.
  2. THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA. CHAPTER FOURTEEN THE PUBLIC SERVICES 190 (1) The Public Services of Ghana shall include - subject to article 70 of this Constitution, by law prescribe. SERVICE) CHAPTER 17 (THE ARMED FORCES OF GHANA) CHAPTER 18 (COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE) CHAPTER 19 (NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CIVIC.
  3. Article 8 . of the Constitution substituted Dual citizenship . I. Article of the Constitution is repealed and the following inserted - 8 (I) A citizen of Ghana may hold the citizenship of any other country in addition . o . his citizenship or Ghana (2) Without prejudice . o . article . 94 (2) tal . of . the Constitution. n

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constitution and the laws of the Republic. 2- Subject to the constitution and this Act, every citizen of voting age has the right to form or join a political party. 3- A political party may, subject to the constitution and this Act participates in shaping the political will of the people, disseminate information on political ideas, social an 4) Article 19 (2) of the 1992 Constitution states that A person charged with a criminal offence shall- in the case of an offence other than high treason or treason, the punishment for which is.. The Executive Director of the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Prof. H.K. Prempeh has backed calls by the Economic Fighters League for the 1992 Constitution to be looked at all over again. Prof Prempeh is of the opinion that the constitution of Ghana is broken and needs fixing as it doesn't portend well for the [

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What Safe Democracy Ghana is advocating for rather reinforces Article 276.(2) of the constitution 1992 (?Notwithstanding clause (1) of this article and paragraph (c) of clause (3) of article 94 of. Article 72 of Ghana's 1992 Constitution: A Machiavellian New Principality in A Choir Robe Perhaps, Williams Shakespeare was right when he said that hell is empty and all the devils are here Parliament to modify Article 181. Parliament has constituted an adhoc committee to make recommendations on the modifications contemplated under article 181 (5) of the 1992 Constitution. Article 181 (5) states: This article shall, with the necessary modifications by Parliament, apply to an international business or economic transaction to. (Article 68(5) of the 1992 Constitution exempt President from paying tax) : The president must pay taxes too —Dr. Nduom Date: January 22, 2016 Author: Jeffrey Asiedu 0 Comments Entrepreneur and politician Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has called for removing the tax exemption status enjoyed by the president of Ghana

Article 19 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana on the fundamental human right to fair trial provides in part that: (1) a person charged with a criminal offence shall be given a fair hearing within a reasonable time by a court. (2) A person charged with a criminal offence shall COVID-19, Constitutionalism and Emergencies under Ghana's 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution Introduction Ghana has adopted several measures in tackling the COVID-19 global pandemic, chief among them being the enactment of new legislation to tackle the issue, and the exercise of powers under pre-existing legislation An interactive discussion towards a better understanding of Chapter 12 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. See also, Articles 19 Clause 1 and 5, and Ascertain from the people of Ghana their views on the operation of the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution and, in particular, the strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution ; Articulate the concerns of the people of Ghana as regards the amendments that may be required for a comprehensive review of the 1992 Constitution

One of the important characteristics of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, 1992, is the prominence it gives to the constitutional protection of the rights of men, women and children who live for a larger part of their lives as families. Although there are passing references to the family, that word is not defined by the Constitution. The 1992 Constitution of Ghana is very strong in terms of human rights protection. It guarantees in Chapter V a number of fundamental rights and freedoms which shall be respected and upheld by the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary and all other organs of government and its agencies and, where applicable to them Article 96(1) (a) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. Article 96(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. Article 78(1) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. 1956, 1960, 1969, 1979 and 1992 Constitutions. A former Justice of the Supreme Court [2003-2004] 2 SCGLR 823. 343 US 59 Article 6 clause (1) of the 1992 onstitution states that Every person who, on the coming into force of this Constitution, is a citizen of Ghana by law shall continue to be a citizen of Ghana Article 218 outlines these special powers of investigation of CHRAJ and goes on to state that the exercise of such powers shall be regulated by Act 456.53 47 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Article 218 (e) 48Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Mandates Handbook, 2011. 49 Ibid. 50 Ibid. 51 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Article 218 (e.

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Under Article 19(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ideas and information may be received or transmitted either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media [emphasis added] chosen by the communicant or recipient Workers in the public corporations than those set up as commercial ventures, public services established by the constitution and all public services as Parliament may by law allowed also included in the SSSS. Those excluded from the structure are the military and public officials covered by Article 71 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana THE CUSTOMARY FREEHOLD INTEREST UNDER THE 1992 CONSTITUTION: A CRITICAL LOOK AT ARTICLE 267(5) CHRISTOPHER ALBERT FYNN1 ABSTRACT2 Article 267(5) of the 1992 Constitution provides that no interest in or right over any stool land in Ghana shall be created which vests in any person or body of persons a freehold interests, howsoever described

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It is provided in 1992 Constitution that Subject to the provisions of this article, a person shall not be qualified to be a member of parliament unless (a) he is a citizen of Ghana, has attained the age of twenty-one years and is a registered voter; (b) he is resident in the constituency for which he stands as a candidate for election to. He said the offence of high treason was created by Article 3(3) of the 1992 Constitution and a penalty of death is stipulated in the provision for its commission. Further, Article 19(2)(a) provides a clue that the framers of the Constitution were cognisant of the existence on the statute books of Ghana of offences punishable by death other than.

The 1992 Constitution of Ghana is the supreme law of the state. This means that no other law in Ghana would supersede this document's authority and if any legislation is enacted that conflicts with the constitution, that legislation would be declared, unconstitutional (Article 1(2)) ARTICLE 19's Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Ghana 14th Session of the Working Group of the Human Rights Council, October-November 2012 Summary 1. ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression is a non-governmental human right The Constitution was approved at the Referendum held on 28 April 1992 and promulgated by the Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (Promulgation) Law, 1992. The latest amendment included here is the Constitution of the Republic Of Ghana (Amendment) Act, 1996 which was assented on 16 December 1996 RESOLVED to uphold the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana approved by the referendum held on the 28th of April, 1992; and COMMITTED to freedom, justice and accountability; Do hereby give to ourselves, this CONSTITUTION. CHAPTER ONE NAME, MOTTO, SYMBOL, COLOURS, PHILOSOPHY, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PARTY ARTICLE 1: NAM (2) Subject to the provisions of Article Two of the Constitution, the power to provide a form of government for Ghana other than that of a republic or for the form of the Republic to be other than unitary is reserved to the people. 5. Territories.—Until otherwise provided by law, the territories of Ghana shall consist of thos

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According to her, Article 19(1) of the Constitution mandates the court to conduct a criminal trial expeditiously. This is actually the first principle of fair trial in the 1992 Constitution and there is nothing wrong when a trial judge states that a trial ought to be conducted expeditiously The Supremacy of the 1992 Constitution as the Supreme Law of Ghana, and the Sovereignty of Ghana is defined and given meaning in Article 1(1) and Article 1(2) of the Constitution which. (1) The Court of Appeal shall have jurisdiction throughout Ghana to hear and determine, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, appeals from a judgement, decree or order of the High Court and Regional Tribunals and such other appellate jurisdiction as may be conferred on it by this Constitution or any other law Between independence 1957 - the year Ghana won independence from British - until 1992 the country had three civilian heads of state interspersed with several military rulers. But that year it finally embraced democratic rule and adopted a constitution. One of the areas of protection the new constitution offered was the independence of the media [ Within the intendment of Articles 19(5) and 19(11) of the Constitution 1992, After all, Caleb Kuda was only going there in the supreme interest of the people of Ghana.Article 19 (2)(d) also states that a person who is arrested, restricted or detained shall be informed immediately; in a language that he understands, of the reasons for his.

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Ghana's Constitution of 1992 with Amendments through 1996. 3. If, notwithstanding that a petition has not been presented to him, the President is, on the advice of the Council of State, satisfied that the need has arisen for taking any of the steps referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of clause (1) of this article, he may, acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State. Is there a GHANA Declaration Fee Note required per GHANA 1992 constitution, Article 754, Cross 1285 were an citizen of GHANA needs $7,500 in there Bank account before they can come to the USA on a tra read mor The Second Thought Of Article 71 Of Ghana's Constitution. August 3, 2017. Let's help to promote scholarship in the Volta region - CVC Edufund appeals. July 31, 2021. Volta: CVC Edufund awarded GHc31k worth scholarship to 9 tertiary students. July 31, 2021. Aflao: the eastern border of Ghana to go wild on August 27 Article 12 Clause (2) of the 1992 Constitution stipulates that every person in Ghana, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed or gender shall be entitled to the fundamental human rights and freedoms of the individual contained in this Chapter but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest A Senior Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil has called for the review of Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution. He believes that section of the constitution is a threat to Ghana's democracy, hence must be reframed immediately. Article 71 is obscene, and it is one of the threats to

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The Association of Finance Houses, in November 2020, brought an action at the apex court challenging the BoG's authority to issue the directive, arguing that it ought to have been issued by Parliament as a Legislative Instrument in accordance with Article 11(7) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. On 28th July 2021, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision dismissed the action. p.19. This has serious implications for the health of the population since households with Article 11 of the 1992 Constitution on the sources of laws in Ghana. Article 11 of the Constitution provides that the laws of Ghana shall comprise: • The Constitution; • Enactments made by or under the authority of the Parliament established by th ARTICLE 1 - NAME The name of the organization shall be Assemblies of God, Ghana, hereafter referred to as the Church. ARTICLE 2 - TERRITORY The territory of this church shall be the territory of Ghana as defined by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, and any other place outside Ghana where the Church may establish a branch permitted b 1992 constitution, a tool for stealing, rigging and plundering the state - Ernesto Yeboah Leader of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah, has said that the 1992 constitution is problematic. He said the document is a tool being used by the leaders of this country to rig and steal from the people of Ghana

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the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution with the responsibility to make laws (Article, 93.2), control public finance (Chapter thirteen), and monitor the performance of the executive branch (article 103). The Parliament of Ghana also has a responsibility to scrutinize and giv Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A Plus, the maverick social media commentator and politician has expressed worried about the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. A Plus has spike on the leaders of Ghana to implement the recommendation of the constitution review Commission 2010. A Plus who currently described the current 1992 Constitution

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gency legislation in accordance with article 21(4) (c), (d) & (e) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. He also directed the Minster for Health to declare a public health emergency pursuant to section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) to govern the relevant measures.2 Within five days of thi The 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana is made up of 26 chapters that guides the administration and management of citizens within the country. The chapter 21 of the constitution touches on the land and natural resources of the country. In protecting the natural resources Article 268 and 269 has outline the following clauses below The name of the organization shall be Assemblies of God, Ghana, hereafter referred to as the Church. ARTICLE 2 - TERRITORY. The territory of this church shall be the territory of Ghana as defined by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, and any other place outside Ghana where the Church may establish a branch permitted by law. ARTICLE 3 - OBJECTIVE

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According to article 93 (2) of the 1992 constitution, the legislative power of Ghana is vested in parliament and is exercised in accordance with the constitution. Parliament also exercises control of all public funds. No tax can be imposed without the authority of parliament AND BYE-LAWS. ARTICLE 1 - NAME. The name of the organization shall be Assemblies of God, Ghana, hereafter referred to as the. Church. ARTICLE 2 - TERRITORY. The territory of this church shall be the territory of Ghana as defined by the 1992 Constitution of Article 19(11) of the Constitution, 1992 provides that no person shall be convicted of a criminal offence unless the offence is defined and the penalty for it is prescribed in a written law. The combined effect of Article 19(5) and 19(11) is that a person shall not be charged with or held to be guilty of a criminal offence unless a The Article 183 of the 1992 Ghana's Constitution clearly states that the Bank of Ghana in pursuit of its primary objective must perform its functions independently and without fear or favour or prejudice. The Bank of Ghana Act 2002 Act 612 as amended Bank of Ghana (Amendment) Act 2016 Act 918 was a landmark legislation which established. Workers in the public corporations than those set up as commercial ventures, public services established by the constitution and all public services as Parliament may by law allowed also included in the SSSS. Those excluded from the structure are the military and public officials covered by Article 71 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana

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The Constitution. Prior to the passing of the 1992 constitution none of the country's laws guaranteed media freedom in such extensive terms. This freedom covers all Ghanaian and gives the legal basis to challenge efforts to curtail media freedom. The constitution also led to dramatic changes in the landscape It said in a statement that a comprehensively reformed Constitution will help to curb parochial pursuits that distort the functioning of our democracy to suit partisan patronage. NIM has, therefore, submitted a petition to the Speaker of Parliament to begin a national discourse on a comprehensive amendment of Ghana's 1992 Constitution To provide a legal backing to government's outlined restrictions, the Attorney General of Ghana, Gloria Akuffo, on March 18, laid the Impositions of Restrictions Bill 2020 before the Parliament of Ghana under a certificate of urgency in accordance with Article 21 (4) (c) and (d) of Ghana's 1992 Constitution the 1992 Constitution of Ghana did not propose to break new ground in this area. Rather, the special constitutional scheme set up for amending the Constitution clearly suggests an intentio

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Voting time is from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Eligible voters are expected to either vote YES or NO in the national referendum on the proposed amendment of Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution. The official colours assigned by the Electoral Commission of Ghana are yellow and dark brown. Yellow represents a YES Vote and Dark Brown represents a NO vote The 1992 constitution of Ghana chapter five (Ghana Constitution, 1992: art 12-33), discusses the fundamental human rights of her citizenry. Reasonable number of the fundamental human right in the 1992 constitution of Ghana have limitations of those lawful imprisonment is one (Ghana Constitution, 1992: art14 (1) (a) (b)) A Senior Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil has called for the review of Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution. He believes that section of the constitution is a threat to Ghana's democracy, hence must be reframed immediately. Article 71 is obscene, and it is one of the threats [ 6 Existing laws comprise the written and unwritten laws of Ghana as they existed immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution, and any Act, Decree, Law or statutory instrument issued or made before that date, which is to come into force on or after that date. (Article 11(4) of the Constitution)

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Article 8 (1) of the 1992 Constitution states as follows: ''Subject to this article, a citizen of Ghana shall cease forthwith to be a citizen if, on attaining the age of twenty-one years, he, by a voluntary act, other than marriage, acquires or retains the citizenship of a country other than Ghana'' Aftermath of Ghana's general elections [Article] Every individual has a political right. In other words, we have the right to join any political association of our choice. Furthermore, we have the right to vote for any political party we fancy. The 1992 constitution of Ghana mandates this right. It underpins the fact that no one has the. Article 71 office holders include the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers of State, political appointees, and public servants with salaries charged to the Consolidated Fund but enjoying special constitutional privileges. Read fulltext of the Ghana's 1992 constitution (article 71.

The plaintiff's claim was that, on a true and proper interpretation of article 181(3) and (4) of the 1992 Constitution, the laying before Parliament and the approval of the terms and conditions of an agreement for a loan raised by the Government on behalf of itself or any other public institution or authority does not exempt from being laid. A Senior Vice President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil has called for the review of Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution. He believes that section of the constitution is a threat to Ghana's democracy, hence must be reframed immediately. Article 71 is obscene, and it is one of the threats to this [ They are seeking a total of eight reliefs from the Supreme Court. The reliefs are; A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of Article 71(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu Committee appointed by the President under Article 71(1), only had jurisdiction to make recommendations in respect of salaries, allowances payable, facilities and. The University of Ghana (UG) became the only public university at the time to enact a new Statute in 2004 in response to the 1992 Constitution, though the 1961 University of Ghana Act remained in force. Among the innovations introduced was granting power to the university Council to appoint its own Chancellor

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Article 71 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution stipulates that the determination of the salaries and allowances of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary paid from the Consolidated Fund would be determined by the President, on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by him and acting upon the advice. Gyan, K. (2005) Article 267(5) of the 1992 Constitution and the Death of the Freehold Interest in stool lands in Ghana (2005) (Unpublished position paper for the Ministry of Lands, Forestry and. The Association of Finance Houses, in November 2020, brought an action in the Supreme Court challenging the Bank's authority of issuing the directive, arguing that it ought to have been issued by Parliament as a Legislative Instrument in accordance with Article 11(7) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana Some of the features of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana are who has the right to vote, what rights are protected by the courts, and the procedures that must be followed by the. That Article has never been interpreted by the Supreme Court before. As we speak, an action has been filed by a citizen of Assin North, Mark Nti to invoke the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for an interpretation of that same provision, Article 94(2)(a) of the 1992 Constitution Article 72 of Ghana's 1992 Constitution seems to be the hardest hit in the entire episode. It is the provision that hands the President of Ghana the widest powers to vet judicial sentences, as a first reading of it would at least seem. It gives the President power to pardon a person convicted of an offence or even substitute his own punishment.