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Postby Justin White (kwame) » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:28 am

Can anyone here tell me in very simple steps how LAWS are made in Ghana?
Do statements become law simply by majority vote in parliament?
What kind of testing is done to determine the number of persons who are likely to break a particular law?

Are there laws in Ghana the are eternal(cannot be changed)?
What is the worst crime a person can commit in Ghana?

How must we handle law-breakers?
Must every law breaker head to prison when found guilty? Are there ways of putting the minds of some law breakers to use?

For example, someone robs a well-secured bank, BAD-ACT; but is there a way of dealing with these people instead of the usual kicking/beating and killing?

I believe in justice but sometimes we must forgive and treat law-breakers differently.

The current trend is unsustainable!
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Postby Flake » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:08 am

Can anyone here tell me in very simple steps how LAWS are made in Ghana?

Laws are made or passed by parliament. But there is prior to that consultations or suggestions as well as any first and subsequent readings, the draft by a committee and other subsequent debates in the house.

Do statements become law simply by majority vote in parliament?

Yes, yes they do. Perhaps, calling them statements does not exactly describe them, buts its a good word as any

What kind of testing is done to determine the number of persons who are likely to break a particular law?

With few exceptions, laws usually develop alongside society. So these are usually wrongs which are being perpetrated therefore, the need for laws to curb such behaviours.

Are there laws in Ghana that are eternal(cannot be changed)?

Theoretically, No. But there are laws which are entrenched. This means they are extremely difficult or complex to change, though this is still a theory. However, there are those laws which are considered so basic that to change them would cause an uproar.

What is the worst crime a person can commit in Ghana?

Probably would be treason or murder.

How must we handle law-breakers?
Must every law breaker head to prison when found guilty? Are there ways of putting the minds of some law breakers to use?

For example, someone robs a well-secured bank, BAD-ACT; but is there a way of dealing with these people instead of the usual kicking/beating and killing?


"The usual kicking or beating" is not set out as punishment for any crime. In fact, that would infringe on human rights, because of our constitution. This attitude is just individuals taking matters into their own hands.
Prisons are meant as places of reform where the individual can apply themselves to more useful things which can benefit the society. Sad to say our prisons have not worked out for the best.

I believe in justice but sometimes we must forgive and treat law-breakers differently.

The current trend is unsustainable!


Indeed. But as a people this is, but only a stage in our development. It is slow but as more and more of us understand this, attitudes are then likely to change.
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