By Jerry Akornor 

Former United Nations Senior Governance Advisor Prof. Baffour Agyeman-Duah is questioning Ghana's adoption of four-year tenure of government in Ghana's democratic experiment. According to him, Ghana's early decision-makers for democratic regime copied blindly without shaping and crafting systems in sustainable national interest for long term benefits of the citizenry. 

Speaking on an Accra-based GHOne TV on Wednesday 28 April 2021, Prof.  Agyeman-Duah said "longevity of leadership is critical to national development and the top-down approach where Ghana's early leaders lost the route to sustainable national development and simply decide to blindly cut and paste democratic practices from Europe is an error and a stumbling block to progress". 

Former United Nations Senior Governance Advisor Prof. Baffour Agyeman-Duah has also expressed reservations over the too much concentration of enormous power at the hands of executive president in Ghana who absolutely make  appointments and control almost every critical institution of state.

Contributing to the debate, former Presidential Candidate of Convention People's Party (CPP)  Dr. Abu Forester Sakara says "Four-year tenure of presidential office in Ghana is too short to make impacts, at least six years will do".

"Do you need to go to Oxford to know a six-year tenure is appropriate?...the Founder of National Interest Movement (NIM)  Dr. Abu Foster Sakara quizzes".

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