We will not dwell on the unconstitutionality of twining the post of
Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service and a Ministerial
post. We will instead focus on the unconstitutionality of sending the
Secretary General or any Minister to represent the President at the
Section 77 Subsection 3 states: “The Vice President shall answer in
the National Assembly for matters affecting the President, and the
President shall be entitled to send a message to the National Assembly
to be read on his or her behalf by the Vice President.”
Hence it is mandatory for the Vice President to answer to any matter
affecting the President in the National Assembly or bring any matter
from the President to the National Assembly.
It is very common for people to say that there is no constitution
since it is being honoured with disregard. People should start calling
a spade a spade. Impunity is an easy way to cover up incompetence. Any
Government which cannot abide by its own constitution must be deemed
to be incompetent. That incompetence must be exposed in all fora as
evidence that it is unfit to govern. This is the way to curb impunity.
Foroyaa will not be found wanting in this regard.