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armed forces revolutionary council
date of commencement
chairman of the armed forces revolutionary council
citizen of ghana
chairman of the a.f.r.c.
citizenship of ghana
transitional provisions of the constitution
chief parliamentary draftsman
high court of justice
activities of any such person
contravention of the provisions of chapters
extension of the time
first proof of the ghana nationality
government of ghana
judicial order of the high court of justice
legislative act of the a.f.r.c.
mr. george thompson
office of the said general manager
officers of the ghana police force
principal state attorney
publication of the decree
purpose of a cross-examination
purposes of article
purposes of this case
signature of the chairman of the a.f.r.c.
status of citizens
terms of the ghana nationality act
valid legislative act of the a.f.r.c.
view of the importance of that evidence
CHARLES CRABBE J.S.C.
(The judgment of his lordship was read by Archer J.S.C.). The plaintiff was a Lebanese by birth. He was born on 29 October 1930, at Tripoli, in the Lebanon. He has been resident in Ghana for the past 24 years. He came to the Gold Coast in 1956. In June 1976, he lawfully acquired citizenship of Ghana by naturalisation. The naturalisation was acquired under the terms of the Ghana Nationality Act, 1971 (Act 361). This was after the plaintiff had necessarily renounced his Lebanese nationality by birth. He claims that he thus acquired the protection and rights conferred by the Act, as well as by treaties governing the status of citizens and naturalised persons to which the Government of Ghana is a party.
On or about 3 January 1980, a public announcement, purporting to emanate from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was read on Radio Ghana. Certain persons, including the plaintiff, were requested to report by 14 January 1980, to the Chief Immigration Officer of the Minist…