The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has said that constitutions are not to be tampered with easily.

According to him, not being able to amend a constitution easily is the general rule and principle of constitutional law.

This he said was based on the fact that the constitution, when taken can tell the history of a particular country or organisation hence his decision.

“Constitutions are not to be tinkled with just like that. Constitutions are different documents from contracts from status, from other legal documents that is why the constitutional lawyers will tell you when you take the constitution of a country, or of an organisation, you can determine the history of the country, you can determine the contemporary aspirations of the country so constitutions are not to be tampered with easily,” he said.

Citing an instance to back up his assertion, he said the American Constitution promulgated in 1776 has lived for about 250 years with just 25 amendments.

“The British Constitution, the Unwritten Constitution of UK is another example. The Executive party Constitution, The Labour Party Constitution, Liberal Party in Japan they constitutions, they are not amended so easily,” he added.

Mr Abu Jinapor, therefore, called on the NPP to carefully approach the proposed amendments to the party’s constitution.

He said 90 proposals were laid before the NPP for amendment of which 38 was settled.

Annual Delegates’ Conference

Over 6,000 delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are locked in a national conference in Kumasi to consider about 38 proposed amendments to the party’s constitution while considering a number of issues aimed at helping the NPP to win the 2024 presidential election.

Article 10(2) sub-section one of the NPP Constitution makes provisions for holding annual delegates’ conference which shall be the supreme decision-making body for the party.

For this year, one of the key proposals that will be up for consideration is the issue of electing a presidential candidate two years before a national election.

This year’s conference is under the theme, “Our Resolve, Our Determination, and Commitment to Ghana’s Development.”

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