IDEG/CFI Statement on the Government’s White Paper on the Constitution Review Commission’s Report
3 September 2012
IDEG and CFI with support from IBIS Ghana organized a two-day CSOs retreat at Mangoase near Akosombo. The aim of the retreat was to create a platform for civil society actors to examine the Government’s White Paper on the Constitution Review Commission’s (CRC) report and to forge a CSO consensus on the Government White Paper and the Constitution Review process.
On Saturday, September 1, 2012, the team at Mangoase adopted a Statement on the “Government White Paper and the Constitution Review Process” and released it to the Press on Monday, September 3, 2012 at a Press Conference held on the IDEG Premises.
The statement, which acknowledged the importance of the Constitution review exercise, also identified some shortcomings since the submission of the report to government by the CRC. It thus appealed to government to open up the process for more public consultations, discussions and consensus building.