These constitutional proposals reveal some efforts made in the past to absorb Western Togoland into Ghana but Britain was wise enough to exonerate herself from documentation of the deal by the institution of Ghana’s Independence Act.
● In paragraph 3, the reserved and discretionary powers over Foreign Affairs (which includes Togoland Under British Administration) remained with Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom as long as they have any responsibility for Gold Coast affairs.
That is why Britain had to inform the U.N. that she could no longer carry out the Trusteeship as Gold Coast was soon going to become independent.
● Paragraph 37 (6) proposed that Trans-Volta Togoland Region should include part of the Trust Territory if it opts for Union with the Gold Coast. But in the final analysis, the Independence Act cleared the air by specifying the Territories of Ghana and excluding the Trans-Volta Togoland Region which was not originally part of the Gold Coast.
It is clear from every legal document and every logical reason that Western Togoland is not part of Ghana, but it also stands to reason that despite the unfortunate events that disrupted the process of the formation of the Union of Ghana and Western Togoland around the time of Ghana’s evolution into an independent state must not be held on to divide the people forever. This is why it has become necessary for the PLC to advocate for a governmental level agreement to regularize the union.