89% of Ghanaians don't have copies of the Constitution
The survey also revealed that about 94% of elite/expert Ghanaians responded owning a copy of the constitution.
Disclosing this to the media in Accra last week, Mr. Daniel Amah-Attoh, Senior Research Officer, CDD-Ghana, submitted that 90% of Ghanaians in the area where the survey was conducted considered the constitutional review exercise to be necessary.
He noted that only a few of Ghanaians reported that they were some how familiar with the constitution.
“A significant minority of household survey respondents (43%) reported not being familiar at all with the contents of the constitution” Mr. Amah-Attoh noted.
Touching on the executive retirement packages for elected politicians, he hinted that majority of Ghanaians believed that the president, parliamentarians and ministers should receive retirement packages after service adding that “the most preferred institutional arrangement for determination of the contents of these packages is “an independent commission including 41% household and 67% of elite respondents”.
In conclusion the research pointed out that there was a strong popular support for constitutional reforms in a number of areas including increment of the strength of parliament and also changes to curb executive power.
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