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Mapping a Road to Democracy

July 1, 1984

In 1984, the PNDC created a National Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals from public tribunals; changed the Citizens’ Vetting Committee into the Office of Revenue Collection; and replaced the system of defense committees with Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. They also created a National Commission on Democracy to study ways to establish participatory democracy in Ghana. The commission issued a “Blue Book” in July 1987 outlining modalities for district-level elections, which were held in 1988 and early 1989, for newly created district assemblies. The government appointed one-third of the assembly members.