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    GHANA IS ON THE BRINK OF ECONOMIC RUIN. GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, THE NEW LEADER OF?

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    GHANA IS ON THE BRINK OF ECONOMIC RUIN. GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, THE NEW LEADER OF GHANA, BLAMED THE OUSTED PRESIDENT, DR. NKRUMAH, FOR THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS, WHEN HE MADE HIS FIRST BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON MONDAY.

    GENERAL ANKRAH SAID DR. NKRUMAH WAS AFRICA'S NUMBER ONE TYRANT AND DICTATOR AND THAT IF HE RETURNED TO GHANA HE WOULD BE PUT ON TRIAL. THE FORMER PRESIDENT WAS LAST REPORTED TO BE IN MOSCOW.

    GENERAL ANKRAH IN HIS BROADCAST SAID GHANA WAS VERY CLOSE TO FAMINE AND STARVATION AND HE APPEALED TO FRIENDLY COUNTRIES FOR HELP. THE GENERAL ALSO SAID THAT GHANA'S DAYS OF HARBOURING AND TRAINING POLITICAL REFUGEES TO SUBVERT NEIGHBOURING STATES WERE OVER.

    ONE OF THE FIRST ACTS OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WOULD BE TO SEND MISSIONS TO THE FRENCH-SPEAKING STATES OF TOGO, THE IVORY COAST, UPPER VOLTA AND NIGER TO RE-ESTABLISH GOOD RELATIONS. GHANA WAS NOW OPENING A NEW PAGE IN RELATIONS WITH OTHER AFRICAN STATES, AND WOULD RETAIN MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

    ON THE COUP, HE SAID THIS WAS LAUNCHED BECAUSE NO OTHER MEANS WAS AVAILABLE AND THE ARMY AND POLICE HAD ACTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLE THAT "ANY LEADER WHO LOSES THE CONFIDENCE OF HIS PEOPLE AND RESORTS TO ARBITRARY RULE SHOULD BE DEPOSED."
    TROOPS WERE ON GUARD AROUND THE GROUNDS OF THE RADIO STATION AS HE SPOKE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JL7YU58EG88XCU0DHOZG2TXU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JL7YU58EG88XCU0DHOZG2TXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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