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    MR. ALEX QUAISON-SACKEY, FOREIGN MINISTER IN DR. NKRUMAH'S GHANA CABINET, IS BACK IN ACCRA. SOON?

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    MR. QUAISON-SACKEY SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: MR. QUAISON-SACKEY: "I MADE UP MY MIND THAT I WOULD COME HOME TO SUBMIT MYSELF TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT, AND THAT SINCE I HAD BEEN DISMISSED -- SINCE ALL MINISTERS HAVE BEEN DETAINED -- AND SINCE I WAS A MINISTER I HAD TO COME BACK AND MAKE MY POSITION KNOWN TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT.



    "AND, IF I MAY SAY SO, AS SOON AS I ARRIVED IN ACCRA, THERE WAS A FRESH WHIFF OF AIR BLOWING THROUGH GHANA.



    THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THERE BEEN PENT-UP FEELING AMONG THE POPULATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND IF I MAY SAY SO, I HAVE BEEN AWAY A NUMBER OF YEARS -- ELEVEN YEARS -- I CAME BACK ONLY LAST NOVEMBER TO WORK AS FOREIGN MINISTER AND ONE COULD SENSE THAT THERE WERE GROUSES ALL OVER -- BECAUSE OF LIVING, BECAUSE THINGS WERE NOT GOT IN THE SHOPS, FOOD WAS EXPENSIVE AND I FELT THAT UNLESS SOMETHING WAS DONE, SOMETHING SERIOUS WOULD HAPPEN. AND I AM SURE THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THE DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT SAW HOW THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE WAS PUT ON THE CARPET...ALL THE TIME BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF HIS MINISTRY. THIS TO ME, WAS AN INDICATION OF THINGS TO COME."




    Initials DE/V/MR/JG



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    Background: MR. ALEX QUAISON-SACKEY, FOREIGN MINISTER IN DR. NKRUMAH'S GHANA CABINET, IS BACK IN ACCRA. SOON AFTER HE ARRIVED THERE ON WEDNESDAY HE TOLD NEWSMEN HE DETECTED "A FRESH WHIFF OF AIR BLOWING IN GHANA."
    MR. QUAISON-SACKEY -- WHO ACCOMPANIED DR. NKRUMAH ON HIS TRIP TO PEKING, RETURNED TO ACCRA VIA FRANKFURT AND LONDON. HE HAS DECLARED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE NEW REGIME, AND SAYS HE IS READY TO SERVE THEM IF HE IS NEEDED. HE HAS BEEN PLACED IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.

    SOON AFTER LANDING AT ACCRA, MR. QUAISON-SACKEY TOLD NEWSMEN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8D7B1M4VYZ43AAPNO3OKOQEVK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D7B1M4VYZ43AAPNO3OKOQEVK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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