• Short Summary

    A multi-million sterling Ghanaian textile factory, work on which started in 1963 during ex-President Nkrumah's regime, was officially opened on Saturday at Tema, a port 18 miles (about 29 kilometres) east of Accra.

  • Description

    A multi-million sterling Ghanaian textile factory, work on which started in 1963 during ex-President Nkrumah's regime, was officially opened on Saturday at Tema, a port 18 miles (about 29 kilometres) east of Accra. The plant, already operating on trial for the past year, will have an annual output of 19 million yards (17.4 million metres) of grey cloth and about 15 million yards (13.7 million metres) of finished printed cloth.

    The factory was opened by a member of the governing National Liberation Council (NLC). Deputy Police Commissioner B.A. Yakubu, appealed to Ghanaians to grow cotton to supply the 3,400,000 sterling factory. Not only would cotton cultivation provide employment, but it would also save Ghana valuable foreign exchange. (At present the factory imports most of its cotton from the United States).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NZZK3MUGOXP35NXRZXXNM49F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NZZK3MUGOXP35NXRZXXNM49F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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