• Short Summary

    GHANA TOOK A FURTHER IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HELD ITS INAUGURAL MEETING IN ACCRA ON FRIDAY.

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    GHANA TOOK A FURTHER IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HELD ITS INAUGURAL MEETING IN ACCRA ON FRIDAY. IT WAS THE FIRST MEETING OF PARLIAMENT SINCE LEADERS OF AN ARMY COUP ABOLISHED THE CIVILIAN REGIME OF EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY, 1966.

    AFTER SITTING FOR JUST OVER AN HOUR, THE HOUSE ADJOURNED WITHOUT FIXING A DATE FOR THE NEXT MEETING -- BUT THIS IS EXPECTED TO BE CONVENED DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

    THEN, THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, WHICH HAS RULED GHANA FOR THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS, WILL FORMALLY HAND OVER POWER TO PRIME MINISTER DR. KOFI BUSIA'S GOVERNMENT.

    DURING FRIDAY'S SESSION, THE 140 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED JUSTICE NII AMAA OLLENNU AS THEIR SPEAKER. THE 63-YEAR-OLD JUDGE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROBING IMPORT LICENCE REGULARITIES UNDER THE NKRUMAH REGIME.

    JUDGE OLLENNU, WHOSE NOMINATION WAS PROPOSED BY THE MAJORITY PROGRESS PARTY THROUGH MR. S.D. DOMBO AND SECONDED BY NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF LIBERALS LEADER MR. KOMLA GBEDEMAH, WAS SWORN INTO HIS NEW OFFICE BY GHANA'S CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD AKUFFO-ADDO.

    THE SPEAKER THEN ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND THE OATH OF MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO ALL THE PARLIAMENTARIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1A9FNGL0P6CK57QVWJYW0EC12
    Media URN:
    VLVA1A9FNGL0P6CK57QVWJYW0EC12
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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