7th January, 2019
NCCE ENDORSES INSTITUTION OF CONSTITUTION DAY
7th January, 2019 has been designated Constitution Day to commemorate the commencement of the 4th
Republic. The maiden edition is on the theme “Constitutionalism in Ghana’s Fourth Republic: Towards
Functional Performance”. The Day could not have been instituted at a better time than this year as the 4th
Republic marks its 26th milestone, the first in the annals of Ghana’s history. The NCCE urges all well-meaning citizens of Ghana to participate actively in the celebration to contribute to consolidating Ghana’s democracy.
As an institution mandated to promote constitutional democracy, the NCCE has since 2001 engaged Ghanaians through its Annual Constitution Week (28th April to 4th May) to commemorate the acceptance of the 1992 Constitution through a referendum and Ghana’s return to constitutional rule. The Annual Constitution Week provides the platform where the NCCE reminds Ghanaians that having opted for constitutional democracy as the preferred choice of government; the 1992 Constitution binds us together as a people and guarantees our rights, freedoms and aspirations. As a result, we must work towards sustaining our democracy.
As we celebrate the first Constitution Day holiday, the NCCE calls all citizens to make the study and application of provisions of the constitution part of our daily lives. It is then that we can be seen to be upholding constitutionalism in Ghana.
The NCCE further urges all Ghanaians to reflect on how far we have come in our democratic journey, assess our challenges and live up to our rights and responsibilities as citizens of Ghana; and strengthen our resolve to protect our national stability, peace, unity, cohesion and our constitutional order.
Long Live Constitutional Democracy!
Josephine Nkrumah (Ms.)