• Short Summary

    BRIGADIER A. A. AFRIFA, MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, HAS?

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    BRIGADIER A. A. AFRIFA, MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, HAS CALLED ON ALL GHANAIANS TO BE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS SO THAT THE COUNTRY DOES NOT EXPERIENCE AGAIN THE SUBJUGATION AND HUMILIATION" IMPOSED BY ONE MAN. THE BRIGADIER MADE HIS REFERENCE TO THE DEPOSED GHANAIAN PRESIDENT, KWAME NJRUMAH, DURING A SPEECH TO A DURBAR OF CHIEFS AND PEOPLE OF EASTERN AND WESTERN NZIMA, AT AWIEBO JUNCTION, DURING HIS TOUR OF THE NZIMA AREA.

    THE BRIGADIER AND HIS PARTY WERE GIVEN A ROUSING WELCOME BY THE CHIEFS AT THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN. THE TUFUHENE OF EASTERN NZIMA POURED A LIBATION AND THE BRIGADIER WALKED IN PROCESSION TO THE DURBAR GROUND. THE BRIGADIER WARNED THE GATHERING THAT, WHEN THE TIME COME FOR THE ELECTION OF CANDIDATES TO PARLIAMENT, ONLY MEN OF WISDOM, INTEGRITY, TOLERANCE AND GOD-FEARING WOULD BE ELECTED. HE SAID GHANAIANS MUST TAKE A GREAT LESSON FROM THE WICKED RULE OF THE OUSTED REGIME AND ARM THEMSELVES WITH TRUTH AND HONESTY IN ALL THEIR ACTIVITIES TO AVOID ANY FUTURE DICTATORIAL RULE.

    THE DURBAR WAS ROUNDED OFF WITH DANCING. BRIGADIER AFRIFA THEN WENT TO HALF ASSINI, WHERE HE MET THE CAPTAINS OF THE AREAS AT THE GOVERNMENT LODGE. MR BALT TOFEY, SPOKESMAN FOR THE CAPTAINS, APPEALED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR A HOSPITAL TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF THE AREA. IN REPLY, BRIGADIER AFRIFA CALLED ON THE PEOPLE TO WORK HARD TO ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE. HE SAID THE NEEDS OF GHANA COULD NO LONGER BE SOLVED WITH MACHINE GUNS BUT BY HARD WORK.

    BRIGADIER AFRIFA LATER VISITED THE HALF ASSINI SECONDARY SCHOOL, WHERE HE WARNED STUDENTS THAT THEY WOULD BE DOING A GREAT DISSERVICE TO THE NATION IF THEY PURSUED IMMORAL AND INDISCIPLINED LIVES. THE GREATNESS OF A NATION, HE SAID, IS MEASURED BY THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL QUALITY OF ITS CITIZENS.

    THE BRIGADIER ROUNDED OFF HIS TOUR WITH A VISIT OF THE JEWEY WHARF NEAR HALF ASSINI. IT IS THE MAIN SOUTHERN GATEWAY BETWEEN GHANA AND THE IVORY COAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RWD750ZXS290V6H2LGLNS4ZS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RWD750ZXS290V6H2LGLNS4ZS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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