• Short Summary

    A NEW CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN DRAWN UP FOR GHANA AND THIS WEEK THE FIRST COPIES WERE HANDED TO MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WHICH HAS RULED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.

  • Description

    A NEW CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN DRAWN UP FOR GHANA AND THIS WEEK THE FIRST COPIES WERE HANDED TO MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WHICH HAS RULED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.

    THE COPIES WERE HANDED OVER AT A CEREMONY AT THE CASTLE, OSU, ON MONDAY.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, ASKED THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY TO RECONSIDER TWO PROPOSALS BEFORE RE-ENACTING AND PROMULGATING THE CONSTITUTION AT THE END OF THIS WEEK.

    HE ASKED THEM TO RECONSIDER THE PROPOSAL THAT A PERSON HOLDING OFFICE UNDER THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL COULD CONTINUE FOR ONLY SIX MONTHS UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION UNLESS REAPPOINTED.

    AND HE ALSO ASKED FOR RECONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSAL THAT A THREE-MAN COMMISSION CARRY OUT THE DUTIES OF A PRESIDENT FOR THREE YEARS AFTER THE CONSTITUTION COMES INTO FORCE.

    THE ASSEMBLY HAD ALREADY APPROVED PROPOSALS FOR APPOINTMENT OF A PRESIDENT WITH LIMITED EXECUTIVE POWERS.

    BRIGADIER AFRIFA SAID THAT THE DECISIONS REACHED AFTER RECONSIDERATION OF THESE TWO POINTS WOULD BE FINAL AND THE CONSTITUTION WOULD PROMULGATED BY FRIDAY AUGUST 22 AT THE LATEST.

    THE ASSEMBLY IS TO MEET ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21) TO RECONSIDER THE TWO PROPOSALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWW69MOJ9SFL17TABJ3OYSCET
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWW69MOJ9SFL17TABJ3OYSCET
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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