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Let's Increase Presidential Term To Five Or Six Years- Wontumi Pleads
 
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20-Mar-2017  
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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has reignited the debate over the four year Presidential term by calling for a review up to five or six years.

Chairman Wontumi is calling on the Council of State, National House of Chiefs, Parliament of Ghana, Religious Bodies and Civil Society Organizations to critically consider the four year period and possibly initiate moves for a review.

According to him, the four year period is too short for any President to bring about any meaningful development, stressing that there must be an increase in the tenure to up to five or six years.

Speaking in Ontario, Canada during a special ceremony to commemorate Ghana's 60th Anniversary Celebration, the NPP Regional Chairman asserted that considering the enormity of task and challenges confronting the country, no President can use four year period to surmount them before the next election beckons.

He said under the current circumstances, a President would have wasted a whole year trying to put a government in place including appointing ministers, CEOs, Board of Directors which invariably means that nothing concrete can be done.

Chairman Wontumi observed that in effect, any elected President has a little over two years to serve because " in the last one and half years, the focus will be on working to win the next elections"


"When former President Kufuor made this call during his final days in office, many of us did not understand him but he was right; now look at the pressure on the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo, to assembly a team for his government, he has to spend several months to do this and before we realize the year has ended," Chairman Wontumi stated.


He therefore observed that the whole country should take a holistic view of the issue and engage in nonpartisan debate towards amending the clause stipulating a four year term for a President.
 
 
 
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Name: Ghana Ba
The four years must be maintianed so that we get vote the government out of power as early as possible if they dont perform... But why is Wontumi pleading for this now, why didn't he plead for five or six year for the previous govenment or is it because his party is in power? As3m s3 b3, power sweet ooooo
 
Name: Kofi Nipa
***barred word*** point. Every president has two terms which equals 8 years. Your performance in the first term determines if you will get the 8. The president has to work hard and prove that we must give him a second term. Let him prove himself and stop this baseless argument
 
Name: Hmmmmmm
No sir four years is enough and don't start any confusion.Let see what Nana's performance.
 
Name: K.P
I think he is right!! Let's make it 5 years after after 2020
 
Name: kofi
stupig,,You even went to court for 8 months
 
Name: kk2
you are a joke. i rest my case
 
Name: @AB
Why? Are you afraid of losing power already? Are you people afraid you will not deliver by the end of the 4yrs? Don't you believe in the man gave the horn to your boss any more?
 
Name: TEX RITTER
HEY WONTUMI. LET'S FACE IT ; YUOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO ANTICIPATE THE ENORMITY OF MALFAESANCES IF AN AFRICAN POLITICAL PARTY STAYS IN POWER FOR MORE THAN 4 YEAR. YOU ARE ALSO TOO NAIVE TO ASSUME THAT YOUR PARTY NPP IS A PERFECT POLITICAL PARTY THAT IS GOUING TO PROVIDE A PERFECT ADMINISTRATION OF OUR COUNTRY. JUST SIMPLY NEVER GO TO WHERE YOU WANT GAHANA TO GO WITH THIS KKNEE JERK PROPOSAL. JUST BE WARNED TO STEER CLEAR OF TROUBLE FOR GHANA. YOUR PARTY HAS WON TO MANAGE GHANA FOR ONLY 4 YEARS. LET'S SEE HOW IT PANS OUT, MY BOY.
 
Name: JOE
NO NO NO .. THE FOUR YEARS IS GOOD
 
Name: Eric
Because you are in power now. Can you bear being in opposition that long? Be careful what you wish for.
 



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