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    THE COMMANDER OF THE GHANA ARMY, MAJOR-GENERAL A. K. OCRAN, ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT THE NATIONAL?

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    THE COMMANDER OF THE GHANA ARMY, MAJOR-GENERAL A. K. OCRAN, ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WOULD SOON LIFT THE BAN ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. GENERAL OCRAN, A MEMBER OF THE N.L.C. WAS ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE FIRST INFANTRY INSPECTION AT TAKORADI. THE GHANAIAN ARMED FORCES WERE IN THE NEWS AGAIN SOON AFTERWARDS WHEN MRS. MILDRED ANKRAH, WIFE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE N.L.C., WAS CHAIRMAN AT THE ANNUAL "HEALTH DAY" HELD BY THE Child WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF THE GHANA ARMED FORCES IN ACCRA.

    AT TAKORADI, GENERAL OCRAN APPEALED TO THE TROOPS TO FIGHT ATTEMPTS BY UNSCRUPULOUS PERSONS WHO MIGHT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THEIR LOYALTY WHEN THE POLITICAL BAN WAS LIFTED. HE WAS GREETED ON THE PARADE GROUND BY THE COMMANDER OF THE BATTALION, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A. TETTEH.

    GENERAL OCRAN INSPECTED THE PARADE AND TOOK THE SALUTE AT A MARCH PAST.

    THE PRESENCE OF MRS. ANKRAH AT THE "HEALTH DAY" EVENT IN ACCRA WAS A BOOST FOR THE ORGANISERS AND MANDE FOR AN EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE. THE "HEALTH DAY" IS ORGANISED TO ENCOURAGE MOTHERS TO ATTEND WEIGHING CLINICS AND TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE ON THE HEALTH NEEDS AND WELFARE OF THEIR CHILDREN.

    AMONG THE LARGE NUMBER OF WIVES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WAS MRS. A. OCRAN - WIFE OF MAJOR-GENERAL OCRAN.

    MRS. ANKRAH GAVE AN ADDRESS ON CHILD WELFARE, AND ANOTHER SPEAKER WAS MRS. ASAFU-ADJAYE, A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, WHO TALKED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF BABIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UMCJH5WCN9YFH4ZS7D86CI18
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UMCJH5WCN9YFH4ZS7D86CI18
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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