NDC Constitution

NDC National Constitutional & Amendments

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See the below 1992 constitution of the National Democratic Congress

NDC Constitution


Amendments

August 2015 Amendment
The NDC after a National Executive meeting last week expanded its electoral college to include every member of the party instead of the system where only delegates voted. The ruling party has decided that, all registered members will have the opportunity to exercise their franchise, thereby scrapping the Electoral College that earlier existed.


December 2014 Amendment
Delegates to the 8th National Delegates’ Congress of the governing NDC have voted to remove the office of Propaganda Secretary from the party’s constitution. The Propaganda Secretariat will now be replaced with a National Communications Directorate.

The Ken Dzirasah-led Constitutional Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has successfully steered a wide ranging constitutional review of the party’s constitution, expanding the highest decision making body of the party from the current less than 4,000 to nearly nearly 250,000.

Consequently, the highest decision making body has endorsed the changes which include the changing of the Propaganda Secretary title to Communication Officers at the national, regional and constituency levels.Surrounded by other members of the Constitutional Committee, Ken Dzirasah announced that the party has also expanded all other election and decision making bodies from the ward to the constitutional, regional and national levels. The party has also established a permanent national elections directorate as well as elections committees.The changes were announced at the 8th national delegates congress of the party currently ongoing at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the Garden City of Kumasi.Explaining, Mr Bede Ziedeng, a member of the committee said the ultimate aim of the party was to ensure that all registered members of the NDC in good standing should decide who leads the party as its presidential candidate, national executive members, regional leaders, parliamentary candidates and ward executives.

December 2005 Amemdment
The 6th National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) in Koforidua amended the constitution of the party to increase the number of constituency delegates to National Congress from five to six.The amendment recommended that, at least, one of the delegates to the congress should be a youth.The congress also amended the closure of filling of nomination for future conference or congress of the party to 72 hours before the commencement of congress instead of the current 12 hours. The amendment explained that this was to enable the electoral committee of the party and the Electoral Commission (EC) to have adequate time to prepare for the elections, the printing of ballot papers for National, Regional and Constituency elections.

The delegates also amended the constitution of the party to increase the number of Deputy Regional Organisers from one to two. The amendment also empowered the founding members of the party to also attend and vote at regional and constituency conferences in addition to national conferences and congresses.