• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Against a background of economic depression, Ghana has been celebrating 24 years of independence.

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    LV Parade in Independence Square, Accra
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    2.
    CU President Limann watching
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    3.
    SV & GV Troops marching (2 shots)
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    4.
    GV Band playing
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    GV Armoured vehicles in parade
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    CU Officer saluting from armoured car, PULL BACK TO GV armoured cars in parade
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    SV President Limann standing at saluting base
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    8.
    GV Women marching past in parade
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Against a background of economic depression, Ghana has been celebrating 24 years of independence. The former British colony was once the world's third largest gold producer, but has now slipped back to tenth, in spite of massive reserves still in the ground.

    SYNOPSIS: In the capital, Accra, the parade through Independence Square was watched by President Hilla Limann.

    In his Independence Day speech, the President painted a gloomy picture of Ghana's economy. The country's main foreign exchange earner is cocoa, and production is down substantially. This has depressed farmers' living standards, leaving Ghana close to bankruptcy.

    Ghana's unstable economy since independence in 1957 has led to three military coups. In 1979, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings led a purge of what were described as corrupt elements. There were several executions and after new elections President Limann took power.

    President Limann has pledged that his government will try to improve Ghana's position by concentrating on agriculture, gold production and the search for oil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OSNLR4VL07JWO5B6WYHO3Z3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OSNLR4VL07JWO5B6WYHO3Z3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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