• Short Summary

    WORK IS CONTINUING ON THE JHUGE VOLTA RIVER HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME IN GHANA. AND ON SATURDAY,?

  • Description

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    GV.VOLTA RIVER AREA.
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    2.
    TV.DITTO.
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    3.
    TV.SECTION BLASTED.
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    4.
    LV PAN..RESETTLEMENT VILLAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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    5.
    CU PAN FROM..CEMENT MIXER TO HOUSES BEING BUILT.
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    6.
    SV.WALL BEING ERECTED.
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    7.
    CU.DITTO.
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    8.
    SV.OFFICIALS UNDER AWNING.
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    CU PAN..LOCAL CHIEF POURING LIBATION.
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    10.
    CU. GHANAIAN.
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    11.
    SV. SHEEP SLAUGHTERED.
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    CU. AFRIYIE SPEAKS.
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    13.
    CU. BANNER "WE FEEL PROUD TO FARMING AS OUR CAREER".
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    14.
    SCU. EDUSEI SPEAKS.
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    15.
    SCU. EDUSEI PLANTS TREE.
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    16.
    CU. DITTO.
    1.11

    17.
    TV. YOUTHS DANCE.
    1.20



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WORK IS CONTINUING ON THE JHUGE VOLTA RIVER HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME IN GHANA. AND ON SATURDAY, THE AMBITIOUS RESETTLEMENT SCHEME WAS INAUGURATED AT NKWAKUBIO, A VILLAGE THREE MILES FROM ASIKUMA. IT WAS ATTENDED BY GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS OF THE VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY.

    SPECTATORS CHEERED AS THE CHIEF OF THE AREA POURED A LIBATION AND OFFERED A SHEEP IN SACRIFICE. SPEAKERS AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED MR. AFRIYIE, MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE. HE SPOKE ON THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL ASPECT OF THE RESETTLEMENT SCHEME.

    MR. EDUSEI, GHANA'S MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, PLANTED A TREE TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION. AFRICANS THEN CELEBRATED THE START OF THE NEW TOWNSHIP WITH DANCING AND SINGING.

    THE VOLTA HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME - ESTIMATED TO COST GBP116 MILLION - IS BEING JOINTLY FINANCED BY GHANA, BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES AND THE INTERNATIONAL BANK. AT ONE STAGE, THE U.S. THREATENED TO WITHDRAW AID DUE TO A DISTASTE OF GHANAIAN POLITICAL POLICIES. THE SCHEME IS ESSENTIAL TO THE INDUSTRIALISATION OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LZDFLQM3VD9UD3U297ENAKP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LZDFLQM3VD9UD3U297ENAKP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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