• Short Summary

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA, DOCTOR BUSIA, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, RECENTLY ATTENDED THE OPENING OF A NEW PRIMARY EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL AT AKWATIA.

  • Description

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA, DOCTOR BUSIA, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, RECENTLY ATTENDED THE OPENING OF A NEW PRIMARY EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL AT AKWATIA.

    THE PRIME MINISTER'S PARTY WAS WELCOMED BY OFFICIALS OF THE CONSOLIDATE AFRICAN SELECTION TRUST -- ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING DIAMOND MILLING CONCERNS -- WHICH BUILT THE SCHOOL FOR USE BY THE CHILDREN OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES.

    IMMEDIATELY ON HIS ARRIVAL, DOCTOR BUSIA WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE SITE, AFTER WHICH COMMENTED THAT HE HAD BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE EQUIPMENT, OPERATION AND PATIENCE NEEDED TO EXTRACT DIAMONDS FROM THE SOIL. HE SAID SUCH ELABORATE PROCESSES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OBTAINING OTHER THINGS OF VALUE SUCH AS EDUCATION.

    DOCTOR BUSIA COMMEND THE TRUST FOR BUILDING THE SCHOOL, WHICH HE SAID, WOULD MAKE CHILDREN IN THE AREA "HEIRS TO ALL THE WISDOM OF THE AGES, AND ALSO HELP THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR PRECIOUS NATURAL POTENTIALS.

    THOSE ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONY INCLUDED THE GHANA MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MR T\WILLIAM OFORI ATTA, THE MINISTER OF LANDS, MR AMPONSAH, AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, MR HARLLEY.

    PRIME MINISTER BUSIA MADE A BRIEF ADDRESS TO THE GATHERING AND THEN OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE SCHOOL OPEN.

    THE AKWATIA DIAMOND MINE IS ONE OF UGANDA'S CHIEF EXPORT MARKETS, A TRUST SPOKESMAN SAID THE SCHOOL IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S CALL FOR CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ALL SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA77G0YNKZUX5CYIA8DWN1FI037
    Media URN:
    VLVA77G0YNKZUX5CYIA8DWN1FI037
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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