INTRODUCTION: In Ghana, a call from President Kenneth kaunda of Zambia for all Africans to identify themselves with the aspirations of Ghana's first President, the late Kwame Nkrumah.
INTRODUCTION: In Ghana, a call from President Kenneth kaunda of Zambia for all Africans to identify themselves with the aspirations of Ghana's first President, the late Kwame Nkrumah. president kaunda, whose remarks were reported by the Ghana news Agency, visited Dr. Nkrumah's birthplace on Monday (17 January) -- the second day of a visit to Ghana during his four-nation West African tour. He called the dead dictator "an important man who lived not only for Ghana and Africa but for all mankind". Later the same day, President Kaunda was shown round the Volta hydro-Electric dam at Akosombo -- one of the country's show-pieces.
SYNOPSIS: He received with his host, Ghanaian leader General Ignatius Acheampong, and was greeted by local chiefs. The Volta hydro-Electric dam was a main feature of the one great economic act of the Nkrumah regime which ended in 1966. Finance was largely from large-scale investment by Britain and the united States. But while Nkrumah campaigned for the political unity of Africa, he began to lose touch with realities in Ghana. His administration was involved in some ruinously expensive development projects, and the once-prosperous nation became crippled with debt. Nkrumah, now officially 'rehabilitated' as a great statement, was bitterly reviled in Ghana after his overthrow. He died in Rumania in 1972 while in exile.
The Volta dam generates hydro-electric power used for the manufacture of alumina from bauxite. it stands 370 feet (113 metres) high and is 2,100 feet (640 metres) long at its crest.
President Kaunda and General Acheampong were shown round by the Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, Dr. E.L. Quartey. The Zambian leader was also scheduled to tour industrial showpieces at the big port of Tema the same day. On Tuesday, the last day of the three day visit, President Kaunda briefed heads of Afri diplomatic missions in Accra on the situation in Rhodesia. He said African governments should understand the country's situation and should help to find a peaceful solution to its problems. He was due to leave later for Liberia.