We, the people of Vanuatu
Proud of our struggle for freedom,
Determined to safeguard the achievements of this struggle,
Cherishing our ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity,
Mindful at the same time of our common destiny,
Hereby proclaim the establishment of the united and free Republic of Vanuatu founded on traditional Melanesian values, faith in God, and Christian principles,
And for this purpose give ourselves this Constitution.
Vanuatu to commemorate 40 years of its Constitution on the 5th of October, this week.
Founding fathers of Vanuatu have signed the constitution on the 5th October 1979.
On October 5, 1979, the members of the Constitutional Committee that consists of representatives of different political parties, the churches, the chiefs, women historically signed the first ever National Constitution of the New Hebrides which was shortly to become the Independent State of the Republic of Vanuatu on July 30, 1980.
Since independence till last year 2019, the commemoration was held in front of the government building where the former parliament is located opposite the market house.
This year’s commemoration will be held at the convention center for the first time, since the former government building was demolished.
Photo and text Nak Media
And 4o years later…,.,
Happy Constitution Day Vanuatu