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.
Ghanaian girls balance books on their heads - Model school manageress shows girls how to walk gracefully - Girls are shown how to sit correctly - Girl has her face made up - Girl has cap adjusted - PAN along line of Ghanaian girls.
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Background: 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".