Constitution of Ghana


This Constitution is the supreme law of Ghana which contains the fundamental human rights and freedoms which are to be respected and upheld by all government agencies. Chapter 6 contains the directive principles of State policy which requires the State to redress any imbalances in development between rural and urban areas.

This Law also has provisions for the functions and composition of the three arms of government (Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary). Chapter 20 establishes a decentralized system of governance which calls for local government bodies to manage and execute policies in respect of all matters affecting individuals in their jurisdiction. Finally, Chapter 21 deals with the sustainable management of land as well as the protection of natural resources.

Country: Ghana
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Year: 1992