The term constitution is on the lips of every citizen in every given country. But as I believe we all perfectly know, a constitution is a set of rules that govern the country, it is also the book that spells out the rights and fundamental human rights that people enjoy in a particular country.
The constitution goes a long way to impact into a country and the lives of the citizens, especially the youth in that country. The bright future leaders of every country is their youth. What they do to/with them, how they train them up, the kinds of impact and teachings they give to them will determine how effective these ones can be what they have to be.
I strongly feel and believe that, the 1992 constitution has lost its importance in the lives of the youth in this country, we don’t really know of its effectiveness, how basic it is in the country and how we can use the constitution to speak for our rights as well and it has also fallen down the drain.
This year’s constitutional day celebration is one of its kind to establish more inspiring focus on the youth base on the constitution of Ghana. Every 7th January, we commemorate the constitution and its significance, the following are a few tips to note as we celebrate the constitutional day.
When is Ghanaian Constitution Day?
Constitution Day is a statutory public holiday in Ghana, observed on January 7th.
This day marks the coming into effect of the 1992 Constitution and the birth of the Fourth Republic on this day in 1993.
It’s celebrated every year on the mentioned day to commemorate the remembrance of the constitution which is used to rule the country.
The 1992 Constitution came into force for the Fourth Republic of Ghana, on January 7th 1993 as stated earlier, following its overwhelming approval in a referendum held on April 28th 1992.
History of Ghanaian Constitution Day.
The Constitution defines the fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government, structure of the judiciary and legislature, and spells out the fundamental rights and duties of a citizen in the country (Ghana).
January 7th is also the day new Heads of State are sworn into office in Ghana after every election held in the country. The day is intended to acknowledge Ghana’s collective efforts at ensuring that the tenets of democracy, rule of law and principles of constitutionalism are upheld.
The Fourth Republic has now endured for longer than any of the three previous republics, which were all cut short by military intervention.
Constitution Day is a new Public Holiday, which was observed for the first time in Ghana on January 7th 2019 by the incumbent President, H.S Nana Addo. This day has been declared as an additional holiday under Section 2 of the Public Holiday Act, 2001 (Act 601).
The newly designated holiday is intended to remind Ghanaians of their commitment to uphold the tenets of the rule of law, constitutionalism and democracy as well and hold it at heart and to practice its rules in it.
More importantly, the day is to remind the citizens of their collective commitment to a regime of uninterrupted constitutional order. In view of this, The National Ambassadors of Ghana, an organization which seeks to draw more focus and importance of the 1992 constitution of Ghana will celebrate the day in a unique way.
There will be a short program (lesson and discussion) on our WhatsApp group page to discuss and learn more on the constitution of Ghana. Do well to join as you learn a word or two in the development of your life and this country as well.
The program as you know, will take place on the WhatsApp group page. This is the link to the page Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CUasbJPx55p3eTWttnLzId; join. It’s on the 7th January, 2022 at exactly 7:30. This lesson and discussion will be led and driven by an inspired political guru. A young man with passion for Ghana development and politics as well.
The addition of Constitution Day relegated Republic Day (July 1st) from a public holiday to a commemorative day. For any other information, you contact us to inquire.
In conclusion, I would want to urge all Ghanaians, especially the youngsters of this great country to uphold the constitution to heart and help spread it to other young people as well to build a better Ghana.