• Short Summary

    Last month, Ghana's military government announced that the formation of political parties would be allowed from the first of January this year in preparation for the country's return to parliamentary democracy in July.

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    Last month, Ghana's military government announced that the formation of political parties would be allowed from the first of January this year in preparation for the country's return to parliamentary democracy in July. Six days after the seven-year ban on political activity was lifted, six Parties had emerged and their leaders were quick off the mark in stating their aims and objectives. One of them was William Ofori Atta, formerly a cabinet minister in the late Dr. Kofi Busia's government. He leads the United National Convention and spoke in Accra last week about economic development.

    SYNOPSIS: Former Secretary of Dr. Busia's Progress Party, B.J. Da Rocha, launched the National Popular Front.

    The Action Congress Party was inaugurated by Colonel Frank Bernasko, former Commissioner for Agriculture in General Ignatius Achaempong's administration.

    The People's Democratic Party of Ghana was launched by the managing editor of the "People's Evening News", Osei Poku. He promised to established a socialist state based on democratic principles.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60THESOU03CGF1Q0N17OGF6KE
    Media URN:
    VLVA60THESOU03CGF1Q0N17OGF6KE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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