• Short Summary

    GHANA MADE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE OVERTHROW OF THE COUNTRY'S FORMER RULER, DR. KHRUMAH INTO?

  • Description

    GHANA MADE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE OVERTHROW OF THE COUNTRY'S FORMER RULER, DR. KHRUMAH INTO A DAY OF JOY, WITH CELEBRATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

    IN KUMASI, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION, BRIGADIER D.C. AMENU TOOK THE SALUTE AT A MARCH PAST BY CONTINGENTS OF THE 2ND BATTALION OF INFANTRY, KUMASI GARRISON.

    THE MARCH PAST WAS AT KUMASI SPORTS STADIUM.

    THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS TURNED OUT FOR THE EVENT. STUDENTS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS, SCHOOLCHILDREN AND STUDENT FROM TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES ALSO TOOK PART IN THE MARCH PAST.

    EARLIER THE SOLDIERS HAD MARCHED THROUGH THE MAIN STREETS OF KUMASI. THE MILITARY PARADE WAS FOLLOWED BY A DISPLAY OF TRADITIONAL DRUMMING AND DANCING AT THE KUMASI CULTURAL CENTRE.

    THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ATTENDED BY THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE ASANTE, OTUMFUO SIR AGYEMAND PREMPEH AND HIS WIFE ALONG WITH CHIEFS OF THE ASANTE TRADITIONAL AREA.

    CULTURAL GROUPS WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONY INCLUDED THE GRUNSHIE TRIBESMEN RESIDENT IN KUMASI. THERE WERE ALSO THE YARIGA MOSHIE, THE FANTI ADENKUM, THE TANTO AKOSUA TNTUM, NWONKORE GROUPS AND THE KUMASI AGORAMA GROUP.

    THE ANNIVERSARY FELL ON 24 FEBRUARY 1967.

    SYNOPSIS:
    TROOPS MARCHED PAST AND BRIGADIER D.C.K. AMENU TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUCCESSFUL OVERTHROW OF DR. NKRMAH IN GHANA ON FRIDAY (24 FEBRUARY). GHANA MADE THE ANNIVERSARY INTO A DAY OF JOY, WITH CELEBRATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. HERE CONTINGENTS OF THE SECOND BATTALION OF INFANTRY, KUMASI GARRISON ARE ON PARADE. EARLIER THEY HAD MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF KUMASI.

    BRIGADIER AMENU IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION. HE SPOKE TO HIS AUDIENCE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS FACING GHANA AND TOLD THEM OF THE NATION'S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. THE SUCCESSFUL COUP WHICH DEPOSED DR. KWAME NKRUMAH WAS ON 24 FEBRUARY, 1966.

    ONE OF THE CHIEF GUESTS AT THE KUMASI CELEBRATIONS WAS THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE ASANTE, OTUMFOU SIR AGYEMAND PREMPEH AND HIS WIFE. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY CHIEFS OF THE ASANTE TRADITIONAL AREA. AFTER THE MILITARY PARADE THE GUESTS SAW MORE TRADITIONAL FORMS OF CELEBRATION.

    AT THE KUMASI CULTURAL CENTRE TRIBAL DANCERS AND DRUMMERS PUT ON A DISPLAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47FONMDRGKATTIE3Y4JJGMAAU
    Media URN:
    VLVA47FONMDRGKATTIE3Y4JJGMAAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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