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.
GV Arrival of Col. Acheampong by car
SV Officers look on
SV PAN Col. Acheampong waves to crowd
SV Dignitaries look on
SV Col. Acheampong greeting tribal chiefs
SV Crowd with placards PAN TO Col. Acheampong waving
GV ZOOM INTO CU Woman dancing to drums (2 shots)
SV PAN ACROSS Crowd
CU Col. Acheampong speaking
COL. ACHEAMPONG: "This Revolutionary Charter is not only a guide to these who lead our nation in Government, in business, in thought and in culture, but also constitutes the basic tenets that must inspire every man, woman and child in Ghana. For, faithfully and diligently adhered to, the principles of the Charter will usher in for all of us, and for generations of Ghanaians unborn, a truly progressive, self-reliant, prosperous and confident nation of one people with one great destiny."
Initials BB/1703 AS/JB/BB/1714
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: 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: