Ghana Parliament of Ghana says a sudden overthrow of a government democracy by a military group must not be the best option for the country as it commemorates the milestone with a series of activities throughout the year under the auspices of the Speaker of the Eighth Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
Parliament says Coups d’état are dramatic events that can have major and lasting implications for states which include destruction of properties, abuse of human rights, hinder development, loss of lives and other negative impacts.
The Director of Media Relation at Parliament House, Mr David Damoah in an interview with Nhyiraba Nartey Solomon of Bryt FM stated that parliament is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of the Fourth Republican Parliament for uninterrupted parliamentary democracy.
Mr Damoah called on Ghanaians to protect our democracy and circumvent any attempt by the military or other government elites to uninterrupted democracy adding that there is need to continue strengthening democratic institutions and processes.
He stated that Ghana’s 30th anniversary of parliamentary democracy is a significant milestone for the country and testament to its commitment to democratic governance.
Mr Damoah indicated that parliament has contributed greatly for progress Ghana’s made in the past three decades.
He said that many laws have been passed under the fourth republic including repealing the criminal libel law, right of information act, criminal offenses act, law legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for industrial and health purposes and others.
Mr Damoah encouraged all Ghanaians to actively participate in the 30th anniversary as to reflect on the past achievement of parliament and strengthen parliamentary democracy at Koforidua Technical University (KTU) on Saturday, August 11, 2023.