Supreme Court dismisses suit on CRIC

The Supreme Court has thrown out a suit brought before it by Stephen Kwaku Asare, a Ghanaian lawyer based in the United States of America (USA), over the Constitution Review and Implementation Committee (CRIC).

In his writ filed at the Court, Lawyer Asare said the Committee had no locus to amend the constitution and so its activities should be declared null and void.

He also prayed the country’s highest court of jurisdiction to direct any other bodies “to permanently cease and desist from taking any actions that seek to amend or otherwise disturb the Constitution”.

He further argues that it is only the Parliament of Ghana that can amend the constitution and that the President erred in appointing a different body to do so.

But in a 5-2 ruling on Wednesday, October 14, the Supreme Court said Mr Asare’s writ had no merit.

It has scheduled Thursday, October 29 on which to make available reasons behind the ruling.

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