There are 163 convicts on death row in Ghana and they are treated as convicts serving life imprisonment, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, told Parliament.
He said, however, that since July 1993, the death penalty had never been carried out although a number of accused persons had been sentenced to death.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice said this when he appeared before Parliament to respond to a question by Mr Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina, who wanted to know the steps being taken to amend the laws to abolish the death penalty.
The abolition was recommended by the Constitution Review Commission in 2011.
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