Josephine Nkrumah, NCCE Chairperson

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has noted with concern the misinformation in the media that the 17th December 2019 Referendum is to elect Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

The Commission clarified that the 2019 National Referendum is to enable citizens to vote on the proposed amendment of Article 55 clause (3) of the 1992 Constitution which currently bars political parties from participating in District Level Elections.

It further explained that the proposed amendment is to introduce multi-party participation in Local Government System.

According to the statement, Article 55 clause (3) which is an entrenched provision in the 1992 Constitution can only be amended through a Referendum which per Article 290 clause (4) can be approved when at least 40% of persons entitled to vote, do so at a referendum and at least 75% of the persons who vote, cast their ballot in passing the bill.

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