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Let’s Study the Constitution – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that it is incumbent on the citizenry to know and understand the laws governing the country, and jealously guard the freedoms and liberties guaranteed them by the Constitution.

President Akufo-Addo described the Constitution as a “living document” and stressed that it “guarantees and protects our individual freedoms and human rights, and ensures that our nation is governed according to the principles of democratic accountability and the rule of law.”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, when he launched the NCCE’s Inter-University Quiz Competition, aimed at testing the familiarity of students with the Constitution of the Republic.

The Quiz Competition, the President stated, should be more than about who emerges first or second this year, or which university ends up with the most number of victories in the future history of the competition.

“It should be about knowing why the Constitution came into force, why it provides guidelines for the functioning of the State, and, why, together, we must help ensure that the three arms of government, the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, live up to their respective charters and act as checks and balances on each other to prevent abuse of power and, thereby, help secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity,” he added.

“The study of the Constitution, therefore, should not be left only to students of our various law faculties in Universities across the country, nor just to lawyers”, he noted.

President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to be active citizens and show interest in the fundamental law of the land so as to be able to speak to issues regarding their human rights and civic responsibilities.

He therefore wished all the participating Universities in the competition the very best of luck and assured them of his close attention to the contest from the very first round right down to its climax.

”I urge the Ghanaian public to maintain a keen interest”, he concluded.





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