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Promulgation Decree of the 1979 Constitution of Ghana

This Decree, which serves as a preamble to the 1979 Constitution, details what the functions were of the Constituent Assembly in 1978, including their power to deliberate upon the Constitution for the Establishment of a Transitional National Government for Ghana, and to make amendments in said draft.  The Constituent Assembly submitted a Draft Constitution in April 1979, but the ruling party, the Supreme Military Council, was overthrown by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council in June 1979.  Thus, the newly ruling party made various changes in the Draft as deemed necessary to the public interest, and included this promulgation at the beginning of the 1979 Constitution, which came into force on the 24th of September, 1979.

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