The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is making limitations on the powers of the President.
The committee has been consulting across the country seeking what Ghanaians give inputs from in replacing the current winner takes all system of governance.
Justice Emile, Vice Chair of the committee, is addressing the media shortly on Tuesday said the current system only serves the interest of political parties.
Party supporters are beneficiaries by these appointments, thereby overlooking competence.
“Under the articles of the 1992 constitution of the Ghana, Republic, with the consultation or with the advice or approval of some other bodies the President has the power to make several appointments, particularly the council of State.”
While addressing this, the Institute of Economic Affairs Winner-Takes All Advisory committees also recommended that parliament is involved in the appointment of heads of the Electoral Commission, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, the Economic and Organized Crime Office, the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) the Chief Justice and the Auditor General Etc.
The president appoints the heads of the key constitutional bodies and governance institutions with the approval of two-thirds majority of Parliament.
Furthermore, the appointment of Members of Parliament as part of the Executive be stopped,
As recommended by the committee.
Mrs Jean Mensa, the Executive Director of the IEA, said the Institute is going to take measures to ensure the consolidation of Ghana’s democracy which began in 2006.
“The reform of the Winner-Takes-All syndrome did not begin today…the practice of governance has been identified and is taken by the winner as one of the main factors responsible for the growing polarization of the Ghanaian society.”
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