• Short Summary

    THE FIRST TYRES MANUFACTURED IN GHANA ARE IN LIMITED PRODUCTION BY FIRESTONE GHANA, LTD. AT?

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    THE FIRST TYRES MANUFACTURED IN GHANA ARE IN LIMITED PRODUCTION BY FIRESTONE GHANA, LTD. AT BONSASO, IN THE WESTERN REGION. IN A CEREMONY AT THE FACTORY LAST MONDAY (10 MARCH), GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR INDUSTRIES, MR. PHILLIPS, WAS GIVEN THE FIRST TYRE MADE IN GHANA BY THE COMPANY'S GENERAL MANAGER, MR. J.I. BENNET.

    BEFORE THE CEREMONY, THE CHIEF OF BONSASO, NANA ATAKORA KOI, POURED A LIBATION, AND A SHEEP WAS SLAUGHTERED TO INVOKE THE GODS OF THE WASA AREA TO HELP THE COMPANY TO SUCCEED IN ITS ENTERPRISE.

    MR. BENNET WELCOME THE COMMISSIONER FOR INDUSTRIES AND THANKED THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF BONSASO FOR THE CO-OPERATION DURING THE FACTORY'S DEVELOPMENT.

    MR. PHILLIPS, ANNOUNCED THAT THE FACTORY WILL BE FORMALLY OPENED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF GHANA'S RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL LATER THIS YEAR. HE SAID THAT AS ADDITIONAL RUBBER TREES MATURE AND CAN BE TRAPPED, RUBBER FROM GHANAIAN ESTATES AND OTHER PRIVATE LOCAL GROWERS WILL ENABLE THE FACTORY TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT IN TERMS OF RUBBER SUPPLY BY 1971.

    LATER, THE TWO MEN, ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YEBOAH, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WESTERN REGION COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION, AND DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY, TOURED VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE FACTORY.

    THE FACTORY CURRENTLY EMPLOYS 2,000 WORKERS. IT IS HOPED THAT THE NUMBER WILL RISE TO 7,000 WHEN THE FACTORY IS OPERATING AT FULL PRODUCTION. FIRESTONE GHANA, LTD. HAS OPENED A DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ACCRA. OTHER CENTRES ARE EXPECTED TO BE OPENED IN KUMASI AND SEKONGI-TAKORADI. THE FACTORY IS EXPECTED TO SUPPLY GHANA WITH 90 PER CENT OF ITS CURRENT TYRE AND TUBE REQUIREMENTS.

    FIRESTONE GHANA LTD. IS A JOINT ENTERPRISE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA AND FIRESTONE OF THE UNITED STATES. THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT OWNS 40 PER CENT OF THE SHARES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93W0IBQWGZTF5SGEHLNDK7PYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA93W0IBQWGZTF5SGEHLNDK7PYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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