The Paramount Chief of Asokore Asante in the Ashanti Region, Nana Dr S.K.B Asante, has called for chiefs being given a representation in governance at the District Assembly level.
According to him, government would need the help of traditional rulers to carry out successful developmental projects in the country.
The lawyer, whose stool name is Nana Susubribri Krobea Asante, said multi-party system of governance should not be an impediment to development.
Therefore, he called for a national development plan to guide politicians in order to, for instance, reduce the rate of dissolution of various boards of institutions when a new president is elected
In an interview with Christian Adjei Frimpong on Onua FM on Tuesday, January 7 on how the 1992 Constitution was drafted, he said the most important provision is the protection of fundamental human rights and judicial independence.
Highlighting more on the former, he said despite the fact that there are no provisions to protect or criminalise homosexuality, there are some existing laws that frown on natural love even though it is a permissible provision.
“If I am given the opportunity to some [assess] provisions in the Constitution then I would reduce presidential powers,” he said.
“Strong executive powers are making the President so powerful to do what he wants and I will be glad if all political parties would agree for changes to be made.”
Nana also suggested the translation of the Constitution into the various local dialects.
“If after 25 years there is the need to translate and make changes, nothing prevents it but there will be instability if we keep making changes due to human behaviour. Human behaviour brought about corruption and not the Constitution.”
He urged scholars in the local languages to help in making the translation of the constitution a dream come true so that Ghanaians who cannot read English but can also obtain the necessary information.
He also urged the youth to look for the history behind the drafting the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
By Evelyn Anane|3news.com|Ghana