• Short Summary

    GHANA'S FIRST NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FAIR WAS OPENED IN THE CAPITAL, ACCRA ON FRIDAY (25 OCTOBER) BY THE COUNTRY'S HEAD OF STATE, COLONEL IGNATIUS ACHEAMPONG.

  • Description

    GHANA'S FIRST NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FAIR WAS OPENED IN THE CAPITAL, ACCRA ON FRIDAY (25 OCTOBER) BY THE COUNTRY'S HEAD OF STATE, COLONEL IGNATIUS ACHEAMPONG.

    THE FAIR WAS ORGANIZED AS A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE SUCCESS OF "OPERATION FEED YOURSELF" - A SELF-RELIANCE PROGRAMME INTRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL REDEMPTION COUNCIL, HEADED BY COLONEL ACHEAMPONG, SHORTLY AFTER IT CAME TO POWER IN 1972.

    BEFORE THIS, GHANAIANS RELIED HEAVILY IN IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS - TINNED FISH, CORNED ???EF, ETC. COLONEL ACHEAMPONG AND HIS COLLEAGUES SAW AN URGENT NEED FOR A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTION OF LOCALLY-PRODUCED FOODSTUFFS AND RAW MATERIALS FOR INDUSTRY.

    THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FAIR WAS A COLOURFUL MIXTURE OF AFRICA, ANCIENT AND MODERN. FARM ANIMALS, GOATS, POIGS AND CHICKENS WERE CXHIBITED SIDE BY SIDE WITH GIANT MODERN COMBINE HARVESTERS. TRADITIONAL DANCERS PERFORMED AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES ALONGSIDE MILITARY BRASS BANDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7E9FJC34VOKOJK7NB09IWRKT0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7E9FJC34VOKOJK7NB09IWRKT0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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