• Short Summary

    DR KOFI ABREFA BUSIA, WHO LEAD THE FORMER UNITED PARTY IN OPPOSITION TO EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH, ON FRIDAY (MAY 2) LAUNCHED A NEW POLITICAL PARTY IN GHANA - THE PROGRESS PARTY.

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    DR KOFI ABREFA BUSIA, WHO LEAD THE FORMER UNITED PARTY IN OPPOSITION TO EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH, ON FRIDAY (MAY 2) LAUNCHED A NEW POLITICAL PARTY IN GHANA - THE PROGRESS PARTY. HE WAS INTRODUCING THE NEW PARTY AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN THE ACCRA COMMUNITY CENTRE.

    DR. BUSIA - AN ACADEMIC - RETURNED TO GHANA THREE YEARS AGO FOLLOWING SOME SIX YEARS IN EXILE DURING DR. NKRUMAH'S REGIME. UNTIL LAST WEEK, HE WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION, WHICH WAS SET UP BY THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL TO GIVE GHANAIANS POLITICAL EDUCATION.

    THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, WHICH OVERTHREW DR. NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY 1966, HAD PROMISED TO RETURN THE COUNTRY TO CIVILIAN RULE THIS YEAR. THE COUNCIL LIFTED ON SATURDAY (MAY 3) THE BAN ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY IT HAD IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY ON SEIZING POWER.

    DR. BUSIA TOLD THE RALLY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KAQC2NN2ISZF0R56XXLP4ZGA
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KAQC2NN2ISZF0R56XXLP4ZGA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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