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Towards a constitution for a democratic and well-governed Ghana

Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi

Towards a constitution for a democratic and well-governed Ghana

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Published by Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Accra .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[E. Gyimah-Boadi]
SeriesConstitutional review series -- no. 1
ContributionsGhana Center for Democratic Development
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25062018M
ISBN 10998861442X
LC Control Number2011342370

A differentiated approach to assigning powers and functions to local government requires that provinces devolve responsibility to local government, where organisational, financial and human capacity exist. South Africa's approach of decentralising maximum authority to ministers and their heads of departments will not be effective unless it is accompanied by greater delegation within departments. Provincial demarcations make the persistent legacy of apartheid on both living conditions and institutional capacity highly visible, but they are not the cause of these differences. What needs to be done South Africa is a long way from this desired end-state, and some fundamental steps need to be taken or South Africa is unlikely to achieve many of the other objectives set out in the rest of the plan: high-quality public services, improving and maintaining infrastructure, and the conditions for economic development all require a professional public service and a capable state. Initial thinking in the Presidency was in favour of a paradoxical scenario; the scenario images the possibility of some state governors winning re-election and then jumping ship to work for another presidential candidate at the polls should the governorship elections come before the presidential polls.

They say things as they are. Policy: Issues and Actors 16 2. At the heart of these different priorities is the need to clarify the division of roles and functions, and ensure disagreements are resolved quickly and effectively. This distinguishes between areas where a differentiated role is necessary because of long-term economic, demographic or geographic features and cases where differentiation is necessary as a time-bound measure because of capacity constraints within the municipality.

A purely administrative approach to lower-level appointments, with senior officials given full authority to appoint staff in their departments. This has contributed to the formation of a state that produces elegant policy documents, but struggles with implementation. These coordination problems are not unique to South Africa. Beyond this core minimum, there needs to be a diverse range of training provided.


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Their role has subsequently been extended to give districts responsibility for key municipal services such as water, sanitation, electricity and health, while their redistributive role has been reduced.

Department of State says the government of New Zealand has generally respected the rights of individuals, but there have always been concerns regarding the treatment of the indigenous population. The branches within these governments are elected differently and the amount of power they have is different also With the exception of the Gukurahundi, this was perhaps the most violent period in recent Zimbabwean history.

This is a short-sighted approach that does not address where the next generation of senior public servants will come from. The challenge In the diagnostic documents, the National Planning Commission highlighted the unevenness in state capacity, which leads to uneven performance in local, provincial and national government.

Examples abound. Vital to achieving this is the need to develop a sense of professional common purpose, so that public servants feel motivated by working together in the public interest. These factors will be different for each country with a prime minister vs.

Zimbabwe and the Politics of Impunity

The track of the Endeavour is also shown. South Sudanese should stand up with them. They are also more likely to be accepted if staff are confident that consistent and transparent criteria are applied to promotions, with a clear career path to which they can aspire. It is a bitter struggle for dominance between governors and federal legislators.

Support service functions, such as human resources, procurement and finance, should be accountable to the appropriate operational line managers. Given their limited legislative capacity, provincial legislatures need to be particularly robust in their accountability function to ensure provinces perform their core function in the delivery of basic services equitably, effectively and honestly.

Heads of department would report to the head of the public service on administrative matters, while reporting to their minister or political principal on policy matters. The fear of a new leadership for the party was a fallout of the face-off between the governors and some federal elected or appointed public office holders.

Instead of SPLA being the national army it has been reduced to a party militia. The state of human rights in a country is more crucial for the well-being of its people than any other factor.

A formalised graduate recruitment scheme linked to coordinated systems of training, mentorship and on-the-job learning could provide a strong mechanism for improving the effectiveness of affirmative action and realising its full transformative potential.

In this instance, he even appeared not to be conversant with some of the basic procedural steps and rules that are performed by his so-called temporary staff.

Falsification of records for the purpose of nomination for elections. This has resulted in public servants becoming increasingly overburdened with paperwork and new initiatives.

It cannot be bound by its predecessors and may amend or repeal any previous enactments. These neighbouring systems have components, which are different but also share some commonalities; these key characteristics propose several strengths and weaknesses among them At once Mugabe could reclaim the mantle of anti-imperialist scourge of the white farmers, liberator of the peasantry, and defender of the legacy of the Chimurenga, the guerrilla war, and distribute valuable goodies to cement the loyalty of his wavering ZANU-PF cronies.

In New Zealand was the first nation in the world to grant all women the right to vote [51] and in pioneered the adoption of compulsory arbitration between employers and unions.

The result was a presidential democracy that stood in contrast to the parliamentary democracy of Great Britain. It surely displays an ideal type of National Human Rights Institutions. The more rigorous approach to appointing heads of department, together with the proposed strengthening of the role of the Public Service Commission in shaping norms and standards for recruitment, provides adequate protection to allow managers the freedom to recruit within those norms and standards.

This will be difficult to achieve as long as the perception exists that senior posts are not always allocated on the basis of relevant expertise and experience.

For this delegation to be effective, departments need good managers and high-calibre employees in key support functions such as finance and human resources. At the same time, support divisions such as human resources, supply chain, stores and systems should play a supporting and enabling role to operational line management driven by professionals.May 21,  · Nigeria, which has long struggled with governance issues and poverty, is in need of a profound economic transformation.

In the inaugural BusinessDay Scholars in. In its report on the election, which was aptly titled “Criminal Politics – Violence, Godfathers and Corruption in Nigeria”, the Human Rights Watch remarked that “the conduct of many public officials and government institutions is so pervasively marked by violence and corruption as to more resemble criminal activity than democratic.

Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to receive western education from the missionaries. There was a large class of elites with western university education accompanied with leadership skills to spearhead nationalism their country.

The existence of ex-servicemen in Ghana also played an important role in the campaign for independence. Opinion - With politicians harbouring sentiments and positions fed by self-serving considerations, what Nigerians witnessed during the drama over the Electoral Act imbroglio was a simple.

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Aug 02,  · Ghana: An attractive investment destination 1. 23 1. Ghana Country overview Ghana as an investment destination With a population of about 27 mn and a GDP per capita of USD 1, Ghana has experienced strong, stable growth for the last 15 years.