• Short Summary

    ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), THE EVE OF GHANA'S OFFICIAL RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE, IN A CEREMONY AT THE CASTLE AT OSU IN ACCRA, INCOMING PRIME MINISTER KOFI BUSIA PRESENTED SPECIAL AWARDS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE NOW-DISSOLVED NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (N.

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    ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), THE EVE OF GHANA'S OFFICIAL RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE, IN A CEREMONY AT THE CASTLE AT OSU IN ACCRA, INCOMING PRIME MINISTER KOFI BUSIA PRESENTED SPECIAL AWARDS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE NOW-DISSOLVED NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (N.L.C.) WHICH HAD GOVERNED THE COUNTRY SINCE TWO DAYS AFTER THE OVERTHROW OF THE NKRUMAH REGIME IN FEBRUARY, 1966. THE HIGHEST HONOUR, THE COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF THE VOLTA, WAS PRESENTED TO BRIGADIER AKWAS AMANKWA AFRICA, CHAIRMAN OF THE N.L.C.

    THE OTHER N.L.C. MEMBER TO RECEIVE THE HONOURS WERE: VICE-CHAIRMAN J.W.K. HARLLEY - OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE VOLTA; ANTHONY DEKU, MAJOR-GENERAL OCRAN, MR. BAWA YAKUBU AND LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YEBOAH ALL BECAME MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF VOLTA.

    SIXTY PROMINENT GHANAIANS AND FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES ALSO RECEIVED THE NATIONAL GRAND MEDAL FROM BRIGADIER AFRICA FOR THEIR MERITORIOUS SERVICES TO GHANA - AMONG THEM WERE JUSTICE AKUYO-ADDO; AND PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL HOUSE OF CHIEFS, SIR OSEI AGYEMAN PREMPEH II.

    LATER, BRIGADIER AFRICA ANNOUNCED THE REPEAL OF THE PROCLAMATION UNDER WHICH THE N.L.C. HAS GOVERNED SINCE 1966, AND ON THE FOLLOWING DAY (WEDNESDAY) THE N.L.C. PERFORMED ITS LAST FUNCTION BY HANDING OVER THE ADMINISTRATION TO DR. BUSIA'S CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZDQGV8NT94N5XDRQ2U28L8IQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZDQGV8NT94N5XDRQ2U28L8IQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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