ISBN 9789988550769
Pages 172
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2006
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

The Evolution of Parliament in Ghana

by K.B. Ayensu, S.N. Darkwa

This study provides an overview of the development of Ghana’s parliament from 1844 when it was under British colonial jurisdiction, through transition to sovereign rule in the 1950s. It further covers the period post the 2000 elections, the third successive multiparty elections, and consolidation of multi-party democratic governance. Some of the topics covered include: the various post-independence constitutions, the committee system, the introduction of women to parliament, and parliament and the media. An essay analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the parliamentary system and snapshot portraits of the presidents and speakers conclude the volume.

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About the Authors

K.B. Ayensu

K.B. Ayensu was the first Clerk of Parliament in independent Ghana and made a tremendous contribution to the growth and development of Ghana’s parliament.

S.N. Darkwa

S.N. Darkwa was Clerk of Parliament from 1961 to 1997.

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