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    The Ghanaian Head-of-State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, attended a ceremony in Accra's Independence Square on Tuesday (10 September) to launch the Greater Accra Regional Committee of the Charter of the National Redemption.

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    The Ghanaian Head-of-State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, attended a ceremony in Accra's Independence Square on Tuesday (10 September) to launch the Greater Accra Regional Committee of the Charter of the National Redemption. The Committee will be responsible for seeing that the aims of the ruling National Redemption Council, as outlined in the "Charter of Redemption", are fulfilled.

    In an address during Tuesday's ceremonies, Col.Acheampong outlined the aims of the Charter:
    The Colonel, who is head of the National Redemption Council -- the Government -- went on to explain that several such regional committees had been established in regions throughout Ghana. Eventually, he added, there would be committees established "in every District, Town and Village, indeed throughout the length and breadth of Ghana." The speech stressed the importance of national unity, and Colonel Acheampong emphasised the role of regional committees in fulfilling this end.

    The morning's events included colourful displays of dancing and music, and speeches by Colonel C.B. Tachie-Menson, who is responsible for the implementation of the "Charter of Redemption", and Lieut. Colonel P.K.D. Habadah, the man heading the regional committee.

    SYNOPSIS: Independence Square in the centre of Accra. On Tuesday, the Ghanaian Head-of-State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, attended a ceremony there to inaugurate a regional committee charged with implementing the aims of the government's "Charter of Redemption".

    Several regional committees have been set up in past weeks, and Tuesday marked the establishment of the committee responsible for Tema and Accra. Eventually, there will be similar committees covering the entire nation.

    Besides speeches, the morning's events included displays of music and dancing.

    The role of the average Ghananian in meeting the aims of National Redemption Council is all important, according to speakers at Tuesday's ceremonies.

    In his address, Colonel Acheampong outlined the aims of the Charter:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7IFIDGRW0SV3K11AW7XOCLUU9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IFIDGRW0SV3K11AW7XOCLUU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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