Kwadwo Nsafoah Opoku Calls for Reconsideration of Ghana’s Presidential Term Limit

Kwadwo Nsafoah Opoku, an aspiring presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana, has reignited the discussion surrounding the country’s presidential term limit and its impact on development progress.

Opoku contends that the existing limitation on presidential terms has contributed to Ghana’s sluggish pace of development. He argues that the restricted four-year or eight-year terms for presidents have hindered the nation’s ability to address its complex challenges effectively.

Speaking on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem’ show, Opoku expressed his concerns about the practicality of achieving significant progress within the limited time frame. He pointed out that the first year of a presidential term is often dedicated to forming a government, leaving only two years for effective governance due to the necessity of preparing for potential re-election in the final year.

Opoku emphasized that Ghana needs a longer timeframe to implement substantial changes and improvements. He suggested that a more extended presidential term would allow leaders the necessary time to bring about impactful and lasting transformations.

Advocating for a constitutional amendment, Opoku echoed the sentiment of others who have called for a revision of Ghana’s constitution. He referenced countries with longer presidential terms and suggested that such a change could provide leaders with the opportunity to make meaningful changes.

Kwadwo Nsafoah Opoku, a key figure in the Gasop Oil Company Limited, is one of the presidential hopefuls vying for the NPP’s nomination. His remarks have sparked renewed discussions about the balance between presidential tenure and the pursuit of comprehensive development initiatives in Ghana.

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