The government wants Ghanaians to back the proposed amendment through a vote but the National House of Chiefs like the opposition National Democratic Congress and the Chamber for Local Governance is against it.
In a statement, the House said based on recommendations of its Legal Committee it “strongly objects to the proposal that membership of local assemblies should exclusively comprise representatives of political parties, as in the case of Parliament.
“We are therefore advocating for the outright rejection of the proposal to amend Article 55 (3) of the constitution…”
Below is a copy of the full statement:
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