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    THE WORLD POWER CONFERENCE IN ACCRA -- THE FIRST TO BE HELD IN AFRICA -- CONCLUDED LAST WEDNESDAY (AUG 16).

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    HOTEL; DELEGATES SEATED; LORD HINTON SPEAKING; NEWSMEN TAKE NOTES; PRESS ASK LORD HINTON QUESTIONS.




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    Background: THE WORLD POWER CONFERENCE IN ACCRA -- THE FIRST TO BE HELD IN AFRICA -- CONCLUDED LAST WEDNESDAY (AUG 16).

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE -- LORD HINTON IN BRITAIN -- GAVE A NEWS CONFERENCE BEFORE THE COMPLETION. THE MEETING WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY THE CONFERENCE PRESIDENT, DR W. CANNOLY, AND THE ENGINEERING ADVISER TO THE VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY DR E. A. SACKEY.

    LORD HINTON SAID THE AIM OF THE CONFERENCE WAS TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR WORLD ENGINEERS TO DISCUSS POWER PROBLEMS IN THEIR COUNTRIES. HE SAID THE ACCRA MEETING HAD FINALISED A DRAFT CONSTITUTION BASED ON THE REPORT OF A REVIEWING COMMITTEE. THE DRAFT WOULD GO TO NEXT YEAR'S CONFERENCE IN MOSCOW.

    COMMENTING ON GHANA'S DECISION TO SELL POWER TO SOME OF HER NEIGHBOURS, LORD HINTON SAID THE UNDERTAKING WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS GAIN IN THE EFFORT TO PROVIDE A POWER LINK FOR AFRICA.

    DELEGATES FROM 24 COUNTRIES -- GHANA AND NIGERIA ARE THE ONLY AFRICAN NATIONS -- ARE ATTENDING. THE POWER CONFERENCE, ESTABLISHED IN 1924, HAS 61 STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA341B3ZOXOPZWZTU3ISJZFYI3P
    Media URN:
    VLVA341B3ZOXOPZWZTU3ISJZFYI3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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