Monday, August 02, 2010
CRC Holds Regional Fora
Raymond Atuguba is the Executive Secretary of the Constitution Review Commission in Ghana.
Posted on: www.dailyguideghana.com
By William Yaw Owusu
Monday August 2, 2010
THE CONSTITUTION Review Commission (CRC) set up by government to recommend possible ways of amending the 1992 Republican Constitution has outlined the next phase of its consultation process.
A notice titled “Schedule for regional, regional mini and national mini consultations August – October 2010” issued by the CRC said from today, Monday, August 2, 2010, it will start the Upper East Regional Open Forum and Minis in Bolgatanga at the Catholic Social Centre, St Charles and St John Primary School and round it up with a Regional Commission Hearing at the same venue the next day.
On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the commission will hold the same forum at Tamale, the Northern Regional capital and host a Commission Hearing in Tamale the next day.
The CRC will hold mini consultations with the media and political parties on Monday August 9, 2010, from 9:00 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5pm respectively.
On Wednesday August 11, 2010, there will be a mini consultation on gender and youth from 9:30 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm respectively while on Friday August 13, 2010, there will be a Mini Consultation on general governance and human rights from 9:30am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm respectively.
It further said on Monday August16, 2010, it will switch its attention to the Brong Ahafo Region with an Open Forum and Regional Minis in Sunyani and a Commission Hearing the next day at the same venue.
On Thursday August 19, 2010, the Upper West Region Open Forum and Regional Minis will be held in Wa, with a Commission Hearing the next day.
On Monday August 23, 2010, there will be a Mini Consultation from 9am to 12noon on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), followed by a consultation on Persons with Disabilities between 2pm and 5pm.
The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and the Electoral Commission will have their turn in the mini consultation on Wednesday August 25, 2010, from 9am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm respectively, while the mini consultation for Traditional Authority will be held on Friday August 27, 2010, between 10am and1pm.
On Monday August 30, 2010, the Ashanti Regional Open Forum and Regional Minis will commence in Kumasi with the Commission Hearings the next day.
The Eastern Regional Open Forum and Regional Minis will follow in Koforidua on Thursday September 2, 2010, with the Commission Hearings the next day.
On Monday September 6, 2010, there will be a Mini Consultation on the Council of State between 9am and 12noon and 2pm to 5pm and Decentralization on Wednesday September 8, 2010.
On Thursday September 9, 2010, there will be a Mini Consultation on the Academia (Faculties in Political Science, Philosophy, African Studies, Law, GAAS etc) between 9am and 12noon, with another one on Children and the Private Sector on Friday September 10, 2010, from 9am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm respectively.
Western Region takes its turn with an Open Forum & Regional Minis in Takoradi on Monday September 13, 2010, followed by Commission Hearings the next day, with a mini consultation on Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, from 9am to1pm.
The Central Regional Open Forum and Regional Minis will be held in Cape Coast on Thursday, September 16, 2010, with the commission hearings taking place the next day.
Another consultation on Natural Resources and Security will be held on Monday September 20, 2010 and Tuesday September 21, 2010 respectively.
On Thursday September 23, 2010, the Volta Regional Open Forum and Regional Minis will start in Ho, the regional capital, followed by the Commission Hearings the next day.
The Greater Accra Regional Open Forum and Regional Minis will take place in Accra on Monday September 27, 2010, with the commission hearings the next day.
There will be a mini consultation on Parliament on Thursday September 30, 2010, from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm and another mini consultation on Faith based Organization (FBO) the next day.
On Monday, October 4, 2010, there will be a Mini Consultation on the Judiciary from 9am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm, with another on the legal sector the next day, at the same time.