• Short Summary

    Eight young girls from Ghana - in Britain for two months to train as airline receptionists for Ghana Airways - began a fortnight's deportment and make-up course at a London model school, Mar 14.

  • Description

    Eight young girls from Ghana - in Britain for two months to train as airline receptionists for Ghana Airways - began a fortnight's deportment and make-up course at a London model school, Mar 14.

    This is the first step towards Ghana's aim of staffing her airline with locally recruited hostesses. In the words of Ghana's Transport Minister Edusei: "Ghana has the most attractive girls in africa." Objections have been raised in the country against British stewardesses serving on Ghana Airways.

    Talks opened in Accra Feb 17 on Ghana's proposed buy-out of British Overseas Airways Corporation's 40 % share in Ghana Airways. Regarding Ghana Airways as the country's "Ambassador-extraordinary", the Ghanaian Government is trying to gain full financial control over the airline which, in their opinion, should ultimately "reflect the Ghanaian and African personality". Transport Minister Edusei has stated, however, that it is Ghana's intention to retain BOAC's managerial staff "for any amount of years".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IKGGWPX4Y51GRLV1RXTLAOTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IKGGWPX4Y51GRLV1RXTLAOTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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