• Short Summary

    GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, MR J H MENSAH, LAST WEEK (27 JULY) COMPLETED A TOUR OF THE WESTERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH HE VISITED A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIES.

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    GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, MR J H MENSAH, LAST WEEK (27 JULY) COMPLETED A TOUR OF THE WESTERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH HE VISITED A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIES. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MR A A AMPOFO.

    AT A CITRUS PLANTATION AT ABURA, NEAR TAKORADI, MR MENSAH WAS TAKEN AROUND BY THE GENERAL MANAGER OF GHANA RUBBER ESTATES LIMITED, MR J H MEARNS THE RUBBER COMPANY RUNS THE FARM, WHICH, WITH A LABOUR FORCE OF 48, COVERS ABOUT 525 ACRES (210 HECTARES).

    THE COMMISSIONER NEXT VISITED ABURA RUBBER PLANTATION, WHICH IS OWNED BY GHANA RUBBER ESTATES LIMITED. THIS PLANTATION COVERS ABOUT 20,000 ACRES (8,000 HECTARES) AND HAS 300 TAPPERS WORKING ON IT. IT PRODUCES ABOUT 3,500 LB (1,590 KILOGRAMS) OF DRY RUBBER A DAY. MR MENSAH SAW HOW THE RAW RUBBER WAS TAPPED FROM THE TREES, AND WAS SHOWN DRY RUBBER READY TO BE SENT TO FIRESTONE GHANA LIMITED'S FACTORY AT BONSASO, WHICH HE VISITED NEXT. HERE HE SAW THE PRODUCTION OF TYRES FOR LORRIES.

    AFTER BONSASO, MR MENSAH THEN WENT TO NSUTA, WHERE HE SAW THE WORKINGS OF THE AFRICAN MANGANESE COMPANY, WHICH EMPLOYS ABOUT 1,300 PEOPLE. THE COMPANY IS ONE OF THE OLDEST IN GHANA, HAVING BEEN ESTABLISHED 53 YEARS AGO.

    NEXT ON MR MENSAH'S ITINERARY WAS TARKWA GOLD MINE, A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STATE GOLD MINING CORPORATION. A NEW SHAFT SUNK BY THE CORPORATION WILL COST 1,000.000 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP500,000 STERLING).

    THE COMMISSIONER FINALLY TOURED THE NEW GLASS FACTORY AT ABOSO, WHICH COST 9,000,000 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP4,500,000 STERLING). THE FACTORY, WHICH EMPLOYS ABOUT 425 PEOPLE, PRODUCES 18,000,000 BOTTLES OF ASSORTED SHAPES AND SIZES A YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5OQE4VCSSPFLYOKU01UDKN7HL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OQE4VCSSPFLYOKU01UDKN7HL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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