The parliamentary select committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is expected to hold a public forum today, Monday July 11, on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016.
The public forum will enable the major stakeholders and general public to make presentations on the Bill, which is meant to change the date of voting from December 7 to November 7.
The bill is to pave way for the elections to be held on the first Monday in November of every election year.
Director of Public Affairs of parliament, Kate Addo, speaking to Class News, explained that the public forum will help come out with solutions that will best enhance Ghana’s democratic processes.
“Basically, what this public forum is about is for the committee to engage the general public, to collate their views on what their thoughts are, regarding the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016 that is currently before parliament, which seeks to change the election date from December 7 to November 7, or, at least, first Monday of November every election year. Basically, it is to collate the views of the general public, interact with members of civil society and come out with solutions that will best enhance our democratic processes in terms of elections”, she stated.