• Short Summary

    GHANA CELEBRATED THE COUNTRY'S EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE ON SATURDAY WITH A PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA.

  • Description

    GHANA CELEBRATED THE COUNTRY'S EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE ON SATURDAY WITH A PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA. TROOPS AND YOUNG PIONEERS WERE REPRESENTED IN THE PARADE. IN BLACK STAR SQUARE PRESIDENT NKRUMAH AND HIS WIFE FLANKED BY LEADING MINISTERS WATCHED THE MARCH PAST FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL DAIS.

    IN THE EVENING THE GHANAIAN PRESIDENT MADE A NATIONWIDE BROADCAST DENYING THAT GHANA WAS SUFFERING FROM AN ECONOMIC CRISIS. HE SAID THERE WERE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS DIFFICULTIES AND TEMPORARY SHORTAGES OF SOME COMMODITIES.

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH SAID: "IT IS NOISED ABROAD BY THE ENEMIES OF SOCIALISM THAT OUR SOCIALIST POLICIES HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT AN ECONOMIC CRISIS, RESULTING IN A SHORTAGE OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE AN A CONSEQUENT CURTAILMENT OF NECESSARY IMPORTS.

    "LET ME DECLARE HERE AND NOW, THAT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A CRISIS IN OUR ECONOMIC POSITION. THERE ARE NO GRAVE SHORTAGES OF ANYTHING ESSENTIAL TO THE PERSONAL OF INDUSTRIAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE OF GHANA.

    "WE HAVE BALANCE OF PAYMENT DIFFICULTIES AND COMPLICATIONS, TEMPORARY SHORTAGES OF SOME COMMODITIES AND A PLANNED DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO CURTAIL THE IMPORTATION OF LUXURIES. THIS SHOULD NOT SURPRISE THOSE WHO TAKE OUR SOCIALISM AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIOUSLY, " THE PRESIDENT SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4J11QME0RLCPDW7XJ9JCFZZ6S
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J11QME0RLCPDW7XJ9JCFZZ6S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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