Free Speech & Civil Liberty


Ghana has a guaranteed Bill of Rights that is enshrined in Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution particularly articles 12,13 and 14, but as the government gains more powers over the citizenry, our freedom of expression and other civil rights are still in doubt. Are we all really, really, equal before the law? Our political speech can be restricted, the police harass us each day, more crimes are committed each year, broadcasting material is regulated and occasionally interfered with, and the government has unparalleled police and judicial authority. The greatest method to safeguard civil rights is to restrict the size and authority of the government and start the process of bringing it back within the bounds set forth in the constitution.

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