Alfred Oko Vanderpuije Proposes One Six Year Term For Ghana’s Presidents

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Alfred Oko Vanderpuije

The newly elected Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South and former Accra Mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has got right down to work, proposing a new law to establish a new term of office for Ghana’s Presidents.

The former AMA boss, speaking in Parliament Tuesday, March 7, said the two 4 year terms aren’t ideal and instead should be replaced with one, six year term, with no possibility of re-election.

Summing up the four year term, Oko Vanderpuije said it was not the best. The first year is the bedding in period for a government,with  the second being the only ‘active’ period – when the government is really free to work for the people.

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The third year is geared towards gathering financial resources for the upcoming elections, whilst the fourth is relection time.

But with a six year term, with no possibility of re-election, Oko Vanderpuije believes a lot of these issues could be curbed.

“This statement proposes for the consideration of this House, ‘a six (6) year one term of presidency without any opportunity for re-election,”Vanderpuije said on the floor of the house.

“This will save the nation from huge financial burdens in organizing elections and promote proper accountability to the electorates.”

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