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    THE IVORY COAST AMBASSADOR TO GHANA, MR. LEON MBA, RECENTLY VISITED THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION?

  • Description

    THE IVORY COAST AMBASSADOR TO GHANA, MR. LEON MBA, RECENTLY VISITED THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION IN ACCRA, WHERE HE INSPECTED THE FACILITIES OF BOTH THE RADIO AND TELEVISION FACILITIES. MR. MBA, WHO HAS BEEN AMBASSADOR TO GHANA FOR THE PAST FOUR AND A HALF YEARS, RETURNS TO THE IVORY COAST ON 1 JULY, PRIOR TO TAKING UP THE POST OF AMBASSADOR TO WEST GERMANY.

    MR. MBA WAS MET AT THE ENTRANCE TO BROADCASTING HOUSE BY MR. LEO RIBY-WILLIAMS, ASSISTANT HEAD OF PROGRAMMES-TELEVISION, WHO ESCORTED HIM TO THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, MR. W.F. COLEMAN. THIS WAS MR. MBA'S FIRST VISIT TO BROADCASTING HOUSE AND HE SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, DISCUSSING MANY ASPECTS OF BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION.

    MR. COLEMAN THEN TOOK MR. MBA ON A TOUR OF THE BUILDING. THEY BEGAN THEIR INSPECTION AT THE STUDIOS OF THE EXTERNAL RADIO SERVICE. MR. MBA LATE COMMENTED THAT HE WAS HIGHLY IMPRESSED TO SEE THAT ALL THE SERVICES OF THE CORPORATION WERE MANNED BY AFRICANS.

    AT THE TELEVISION SECTION, MR. MBA WAS TAKEN TO THE MASTER CONTROL ROOM, THE NERVE CENTRE OF THE TV SERVICE. A TECHNICIAN EXPLAINED THE COMPLEX MECHANICS OF TELEVISION TRANSMISSION TO THE AMBASSADOR.

    ALSO ON THE ITINERARY WAS A VISIT TO THE SCENERY CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP AND THE DESIGN DEPARTMENT.

    MR. MBA SAID HE WAS MOST IMPRESSED BY WHAT HE SAW AND NOTED PARTICULARLY THAT, SINCE THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN GHANA, THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION HAD STOPPED PROPAGANDA AGAINST OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES. THE AMBASSADOR SAID THAT THE PROPAGANDA HAD STRAINED THE CORDIAL RELATIONS BETWEEN GHANA AND HER NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1POH0763XU1J9MR42OHWFCDXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1POH0763XU1J9MR42OHWFCDXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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