A constitutional amendment committee has been put in place to work on institutional reforms.
President Idriss Deby Itno in a presidential has put in place a High Committee in charge of Institutional Reforms (HCRI) with the mission to draft a new constitution in view of determining the creation of a federal State in Chad, news agency reports say.
The decree signed on Tuesday, October 26, 2016 reportedly specifies that the committee has the objective to define and implement, initiate, propose and lead all reforms that concern the institutions of the Republic of Chad. Sources at the Prime Minister’s Office as cited as saying that the committee will equally supervise the organization of the national forum to valid the reforms.
The decree is stated as indicating that the reforms to be envisaged in the draft constitution will besides other things, improve public administration by making it more performing. Reports say the principle of limiting the terms of office of the President of the Republic will be re-included the draft constitution. Other issues to be tackled by the reforms include finalizing the process to adopt the draft penal and civil procedure code, provision of adequate logistical means to magistrates and their assistants in order to facilitate more efficient investigations.
Keen political observers reportedly say the creation of the committee to work on institutional reforms is the translation of President Idriss Deby’s campaign promises during the last April 2016 presidential election into concrete reality. He is said to have promised to change the form of the State opting for a federal State.