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    GHANA'S NEW CONSTITUTION, THE THIRD SINCE INDEPENDENCE, CAME INTO FORCE LAST WEEK. THE CONSTITUTION WAS?

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    JUSTICE OWUSU PROPOSING MOTION; MEMBERS OF ASSEMBLY; MR. R.S. BLAY SPEAKING AND TAKING VOTE (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: BLAY: HONOURABLE MEMBERS, THE MOTION BE THAT THE CONSTITUTION AS ENACTED BY THIS HOUSE, AS AGREED TO RATHER - I'M SORRY - THE CONSTITUTION AS AGREED TO BY THIS HOUSE BE NOW ENACTED AND PROMULGATED, ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF AUGUST 1969. THOSE IN FAVOUR SAY "AYE" (SHOUTS OF "AYE"); THOSE AGAINST SAY "NO" (SHOUTS OF "NO"). AYES HAVE IT.




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    Background: GHANA'S NEW CONSTITUTION, THE THIRD SINCE INDEPENDENCE, CAME INTO FORCE LAST WEEK. THE CONSTITUTION WAS ENACTED AND PROMULGATED AT A MEETING OF THE 150-MEMBERS CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY (22 AUGUST).

    THE NEW CONSTITUTION WAS PROPOSED BY MR. JUSTICE C.A. OWUSU, REPRESENTING ODA ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT, AND SECONDED BY MRS. SYLVIA BOYE, NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL NOMINEE.

    THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MR. R.S. BLAY, THEN PUT THE MOTION TO THE HOUSE AND TOOK THE VOTE:
    THE NEW CONSTITUTION CLEARS THE WAY FOR A CIVIL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER POWER FROM THE ARMY-BACKED NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WHICH HAS RULED THE COUNTRY SINCE THE COUP OF FEBRUARY 1966, WHEN KWAME NKRUMAH WAS DEPOSED.

    ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY (29 AUGUST)
    GHANA'S FIRST CONSTITUTION CAME INTO FORCE IN 1957 WHEN GHANA ACHIEVED INDEPENDENCE. A SECOND, REPUBLICAN, CONSTITUTION CARE INTO FORCE IN 1960 AND WAS SUSPENDED SHORTLY AFTER THE 1966 COUP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DQCA5YT194WMBGP5NY7VKKN1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DQCA5YT194WMBGP5NY7VKKN1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    N/A

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