Introducing ‘negro African descent’ requirement for citizenship, with retroactive effect to 27 April 1961.
Section 1 provides:
“2. Section 1 of the Constitution is hereby amended-
(a) by the insertion immediately after the words ‘Evcry person’ in the first line of sub-section (1) thereof of the words ‘of negro African descent’; and
(b) by the addition at the end thereof of the following new sub-sections-
(3) For the purposes of this Constitution the expression “person of negro African descent” means a person whose father and his father’s father are or were negroes of African origin.
(4) Any person, either of whose parents is a negro of African descent and would, but for the provisions of subsection (3), have been a Sierra Leone citizen, may, on making application in such manner as may be prescribed, be registered as a citizen of Sierra Leone, but such person shall not be qualified to become a member of the House of Representatives or of any District Council or other local authority unless he shall have resided continuously in Sierra Leone for twenty-five years after such registration or shall have served in the civil or regular Armed Services of Sierra Leone for a continuous period of twenty-five years.'”