The 1992 Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
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Constitution Day is a public holiday in Ghana, observed on 7th January.
This day marks the adoption of the Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana on 7 January 1993.
History of Ghanaian Constitution Day
The 1992 Constitution came into force for the Fourth Republic of Ghana, on 7 January 1993, following its overwhelming approval in a Referendum held on 28 April 1992.
The Constitution defines the fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government, structure of the judiciary and legislature, and spells out the fundamental rights and duties of citizen.
7th January is also the day new Heads of State are sworn into office in Ghana.
The day is intended to acknowledge Ghana's collective efforts at ensuring that the tenets of democracy, rule of law and principles of constitutionalism are upheld.
Constitution Day is a new Public Holiday, which will be observed for the first time in Ghana on 7 January 2019. This day has been declared as an additional holiday under Section 2 of the Public Holiday Act, 2001 (Act 601).
- 25 December 2018: Ghana announces Constitution Day as a new public holiday