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    THE FINAL AGREEMENT TO SET ??? THE VOLTA RESEARCH PROJECT WAS SIGNED LAST WEEK (10?

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    THE FINAL AGREEMENT TO SET ??? THE VOLTA RESEARCH PROJECT WAS SIGNED LAST WEEK (10 JANUARY) BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA AND THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME. IN AN ACCRA MEETING AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, THE PARTIES AGREED TO SHARE THE COSTS OF THE 1 1/4 MILLION POUND SCHEME (3 MILLION NEW CEDIS) DESIGNED FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE POTENTIALITIES OF THE VOLTA LAKE.

    THE COMMISSIONER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, MR. E.N OMABOE, SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE GHANA GOVERNMENT, AND MR. MARCEL LATOUR, RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.N.D.P., SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THE VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY, WHICH WILL BE WORKING WHITE THE GOVERNMENT ON THIS THREE-YEAR PROJECT, WAS REPRESENTED BY ITS CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MR. E.L. QUARTLEY.

    BEHIND ALL THE PAPERWORK IS A VAST SCHEME TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND RESEARCH INTO FISHERIES, HYDROLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND THE RESETTLEMENT OF THE 80,000 PEOPLE DISPLACED BY THE CREATION OF THE LAKE. MANY BRANCHES OF INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH WILL BE INVOLVED - THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, THE INSTITUTE OF AQUATIC BIOLOGY, THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, UNESCO, AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATIONS. SEVERAL OF THEIR EXPERTS WERE PRESENT AT THE HISTORY-MAKING MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IKANY86NRHAW4LMUBXQ1PZBL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IKANY86NRHAW4LMUBXQ1PZBL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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