There is growing call for a review of Sierra Leone`s constitution.

The current one has been in effect since 1991, when the country was under one party rule.

Citizens for Constitutional Change (CCC), a coalition of civil society groups spearheading the campaign, says that constitution, crafted in a transitional period that was interrupted by the eleven-year civil war, has surpassed its relevance as Sierra Leone`s democracy grows.

Major issues include a clause on the declaration of state of emergency, the death penalty, as well as the continued combination of the offices of Attorney General and Ministry of Justice.

Director of the Society for Democratic Initiative (SDI) Emmanuel Saffa Abdoulai says this violates the doctrines of separation of powers in a democracy.

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