• Short Summary

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, OF THE GHANAIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LAST WEEK ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR THE NORTHERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, OF THE GHANAIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LAST WEEK ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR THE NORTHERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY. GENERAL ANKRAH MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING AN ADDRESS TO CHIEFS IN TAMALE.

    GENERAL ANKRAH SAID PROJECTS UNDER CONSIDERATION INCLUDED A NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND A NEW 360-BED HOSPITAL IN TAMALE. HE SAID THE NLC HAD ALSO APPROVED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR SECONDARY AND TERTIARY STUDENTS IN THE NORTH.

    GENERAL ANKRAH WAS WELCOMED AT TAMALE AIRPORT BY MEMBERS OF THE NORTHERN REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATIONS, LED BY ITS CHAIRMAN, COLONEL LARYEA. THE GENERAL TOOK THE SALUTE, AND WAS INVITED TO INSPECT A GUARD OF HOUNOUR, FORMED BY A CONTINGENT OF THE FIFTH BATTALION OF INFANTRY.

    A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT PRECEDED General ANKRAH THROUGH THE STREETS OF TAMALE, TO THE REGIONAL HOUSE OF CHIEFS. AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSE, GENERAL ANKRAH WAS WELCOMED BY ITS PRESIDENT, NAYIRI ADAMA BANDINSUGURU, WHO IS ALSO PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE MAMPRUSI TRADITIONAL AREA.

    THE SECRETARY OF THE HOUSE DELIVERED A SPEECH ON BEHALF OF IS PRESIDENT. THE SECRETARY SAID THE CHIEFS HAD BECOME CONCERNED OVER THE LOSS OF THEIR LEASE-GRANTING AUTHORITY IN THE AREA. GENERAL ANKRAH EXPLAINED THAT ALL LAND IN THE REGION HAD BEEN VESTED IN THE STATE.

    IT WAS THE CHAIRMAN'S SECOND OFFICIAL VISIT TO TAMALE SINCE THE NLC TOOK POWER IN THE COUNTRY. THE FIRST WAS IN 1966, WHEN HE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL FORMALLY INTRODUCED THEMSELVES TO THE CHIEFS AND PEOPLE OF THE REGION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3A4DYSB2T8U5DFYK510J3WA7B
    Media URN:
    VLVA3A4DYSB2T8U5DFYK510J3WA7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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