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    CHAIRMAN OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, SAID THAT CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY MIGHT SOON PASSED INTO THE HANDS OF DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, DURING THE ADDRESS TO THE CENTRAL REGION HOUSE OF CHIEFS THIS WEEK.

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    CHAIRMAN OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, SAID THAT CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY MIGHT SOON PASSED INTO THE HANDS OF DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, DURING THE ADDRESS TO THE CENTRAL REGION HOUSE OF CHIEFS THIS WEEK. HE SAID THE NLC WAS ACTIVELY PREPARING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A HANDOVER TO CIVILIAN CONTROL. HE ADDRESSED THE CHIEFS IN THE CAPE COAST TOWN HALL.

    THE GHANAIAN ELECTRICAL COMMISSION HAD PRESENTED ITS THIRD AND FINAL REPORT THE NLC, AND ITS RECOMMENDATION WERE BEING CLOSELY FOLLOWED, GENERAL ANKRAH TOLD HIS AUDIENCE. HE SAID THE COUNCIL WAS PARTICULARLY CONCERNED THAT ADEQUATE PREPARATION SHOULD GO BE MADE FOR THE TRANSFER OF POWER.

    HE SAID IT WAS UP TO THE CHIEFS TO SEE THAT GHANAIANS WERE GUARANTEED GENUINE FREEDOM AND PROTECTED FORM THE IMPOSITION OF ANY FORM OF TYRANNY OR DICTATORSHIP. HE APPEALED TO THE MEN TO LOOK BEYOND THEIR OWN PAROCHIAL INTERESTS AND THINK OF THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

    GENERAL ANKRAH WAS MET BY CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION, BRIGADIER ALEX CRABBE, WHEN HE ARRIVED AT CAPE COAST TOWN HALL.

    GENERAL ANKRAH SHOOK HANDS WITH NANA AKYIN THE FOURTH, PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSE AND OMANHENE OF THE EKUMFI TRADITIONAL AREA.

    IN HIS SPEECH GENERAL ANKRAH APPEALED TO THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY TO WORK HARDER AND MAKE SACRIFICES, AND THUS BRING DOWN THE HIGH COST OF LIVING. THROUGHOUT HIS ADDRESS HE STRESSED THAT THE GHANA THE PEOPLE GOT WOULD BE THE GHANA THE PEOPLE DESERVED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3V4F8TUKCIS62NOPGXELF7ZP4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V4F8TUKCIS62NOPGXELF7ZP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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