November 15, 1956: Gold Coast Legislative Assembly votes on Constitution

In a vote of 70 to 25 the legislative assembly of the Gold Coast endorsed Kwame Nkrumah’s unitary form of constitution. This prompted the National Liberation Movement (NLM) and the Northern Peoples Party (NPP) to send a resolution to the Secretary of the Colonies on the 20th November to demand separate independence for Ashanti and the Northern Territories. In the British Parlaiment on November 6, 1956, The Queen said ...""A Bill will be introduced early in this Session to grant independence to the Gold Coast under the name of Ghana, and it is the intention of My Ministers that independence should take effect on 6th March, 1957. The Gold Coast Legislative Assembly have expressed the desire that Ghana should be an independent State within the Commonwealth."