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General News of Thursday, 10 April 2008

Source: GNA

Ghanaians gear-up for Constitution week celebration

Accra, April 10, GNA - Activities earmarked for the eight annual Constitution Week celebrations on the theme; "The sovereign will of the people and Election 2008," was on Thursday outdoor in Accra by Mr Laary Bimi, Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). The activities include; a press briefing, finals of the National Constitution Game competition involving second cycle schools, public forum on tolerance for peaceful elections, radio talk shows, and forum with the security services. The one-week celebration (April 28th to May 4th) is a period when the entire Ghanaian community is to participate in discussions, debates, theatre performances and other activities on the Constitution to ensure that it becomes a living document embodied on the mind and heart for the attainment of democracy and good governance in Ghana. The week was borne out of an urgent demand for knowledge and information by Ghanaians to accelerate the growth and sustenance of democracy and constitutionalism in the country Briefing members of the National Organising Committee, Mr Bimi said as the nation prepares for this year's general elections "we deem it proper for this ritual to imbue the sovereign will of Ghanaians with the faith, tenets, traits and culture of constitutionalism for the deepening of democracy".

Mr Bimi reiterated the aim of the National Constitutional Week as the creation of an increased and sustained interest and participation of all Ghanaians in the new democratic dispensation for the achievement of good governance, social and political stability for national unity and development. April 28 has been adopted as the commencement date for the activities in commemoration of the national referendum for the endorsement of the 1992 Constitution fashioned by the Consultative Assembly.