• Short Summary

    DR.KWAME NKRUMAH, THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA, VISITED THE DAM SITE OF THE VOLTA RIVER PROJECT?

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    DR.KWAME NKRUMAH, THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA, VISITED THE DAM SITE OF THE VOLTA RIVER PROJECT ON TUESDAY TO SEE THE BEGINNING OF THE FINAL PHASE OF ITS CONSTRUCTION.

    THE VOLTA RIVER HYDRO-ELECTRIC PROJECT WILL COST ABOUT GBP16 MILLION AND IS THE PRINCIPAL PART IN AN AMBITIOUS PLAN WHICH ENVISAGES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CHAIN OF INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN GHANA.

    THIS FOURTH -- AND FINAL -- STAGE OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME STARTED ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO WITH THE PUMPING OUT OF TRAPPED WATER BETWEEN TWO COMPLETED COFFER-DAMS AT THE RATE OF 112,500 GALLONS A MINUTE.IT WILL INVOLVE THE DIVERSION OF THE VOLTA RIVER, THE CREATION OF THE VOLTA LAKE, AND THE RESETTLEMENT OF 70,000 PEOPLE WHO WILL LOSE THEIR HOMES IN THE FLOODING.

    ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIALS, DR.NKRUMAH TOURED THE SITE AND WATCHED THE WORK IN PROGRESS.MUCH OF THE LABOUR IS BEING DONE BY WOMEN, WHO ARE ASSISTING IN THE BIG REBUILDING PROJECT TO REHOUSE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODING.THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED HOUSES ARE READY AND OTHERS ARE BEING BUILT AT THE RATE OF THREE EVERY DAY.

    OFFICIALS INCLUDED MR.F.J.DOBSON, A CANADIAN WHO IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY.(HE IS WEARING LONG TROUSERS, TIE AND NO GLASSES).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SS1PGNI778T1XA19UAF10D3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SS1PGNI778T1XA19UAF10D3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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