• Short Summary

    ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (UNIDO) A ONE-MONTH SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS FOR WEST AFRICA OPENED ON MONDAY (JULY 21) IN ACCRA.

  • Description

    ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (UNIDO) A ONE-MONTH SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS FOR WEST AFRICA OPENED ON MONDAY (JULY 21) IN ACCRA.

    OPENING-DAY SPEECHES WERE MADE BY GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRIES, MR R.A. QUARSHIE; AND MR MARCEL LATOUR, RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) IN GHANA.

    THE SEMINAR, WHICH IS BEING ATTENDED BY 37 DELEGATES FROM GHANA, GAMBIA, LIBERIA, NIGERIA AND SIERRA LEONE, IS THE SECOND TO BE HELD IN AFRICA. IT IS ALSO BEING ATTENDED BY A TEAM OF CONSULTANTS FROM BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRIA.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, MR LATOUR STRESSED THE BASIC NEED FOR MORE AND BROADER TRAINING FACILITIES TO PREPARE QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO COPE WITH ESSENTIAL WORK. HE SAID THAT THOROUGH STUDIES ARE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE MARKETING POSSIBILITIES BEFORE HEAVY FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS ARE UNDERTAKEN. HE ADDED THAT THESE STUDIES SHOULD INCLUDE PROPER PLANT LOCATIONS, AVAILABILITY OF RAW MATERIALS, PRODUCT PLANNING AND EQUIPMENT -- ALL OF WHICH WOULD ENSURE THE PROPER MARGIN OF PROFITS TO ANY ENTERPRISE, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE.

    THESE SENTIMENTS WERE ALSO SUPPORTED IN THE SPEECH MADE BY MR QUARSHIE WHO ALSO SAID THAT AFRICA COULD NOT AFFORD TO RELY INDEFINITELY ON THE INFLOW OF FOREIGN EXPERTS AND MANAGERS FOR THEIR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. HE WAS CONCERNED THOUGH, WITH THE FACT THAT THE MORE EDUCATED AFRICANS ARE BECOMING, THE MORE REMOVED THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING FROM THE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF THE LIVES OF THE COMMUNITIES. HE SAID THAT MANY DEVELOPMENT PLANS HAD FAILED THROUGH THE LACK OF SUITABLY-TRAINED MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL PERSONNEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43244JQ1E01LE3SY39IMOUJBO
    Media URN:
    VLVA43244JQ1E01LE3SY39IMOUJBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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