The Information Ministry has announced that it will hold a maiden Constitution Day Public Lecture Monday, January 7 to mark the commencement of the 4th Republican constitutional dispensation 26 years ago on that day.

The lecture will aim to acknowledge the country’s tenets of democracy, rule of law and principles of constitutionalism.

In a statement, the Ministry wrote that the day is “set aside to acknowledge the country’s collective efforts.

The lecture will take place at the rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Its keynote speaker will be Professor at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson.

About the speaker

Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, a Professor of Law, Barrister and Solicitor. He holds a Post graduate diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; an S.J.D. in Corporate Law from the University of Toronto, Canada; an LLM in Human Rights from the University of Saskatchewan; a Qualifying Certificate for Enrolment as Barrister and Solicitor from the Ghana School of Law; and an LLB degree from the University of Ghana.

Prof. Bondzi-Simpson has over thirty years working experience in consulting and education. He was the Director of Legal Services and Investigations at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, where he has served as the chairman of its Committee on continuing Legal Education and Professional Development, member of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, member of the International Association of Law Schools’ Deans Forum and the Convener on the Conference of Law Deans (Ghana).

He is married with five children.

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