• Short Summary

    GHANA'S NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO BRITAIN, MAJOR SETH KOBLA ANTHONY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO QUEEN ELIZABETH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

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    GHANA'S NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO BRITAIN, MAJOR SETH KOBLA ANTHONY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO QUEEN ELIZABETH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. MAJOR ANTHONY IS THE FIRST HIGH COMMISSIONER TO REPRESENT THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL OF GHANA IN LONDON.

    EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FORMALLY RECOGNISED THE NEW GOVERNMENT IN GHANA WHICH CAME TO POWER FOLLOWING THE OVERTHROW OF DR KWANE NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY.

    MAJOR ANTHONY WAS BORN IN 1915 AND WAS EDUCATED AT ACHIMOTA COLLEGE. IN 1939 HE JOINED THE GOLD COAST REGIMENT AND TWO YEARS LATER BEGAN HIS TRAINING AS AN OFFICER CADET AT SANDHURST IN ENGLAND. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN 1942.

    DURING THE WORLD WAR TWO HE SERVED WITH THE 7TH INFANTRY BATTALION 81ST WEST AFRICAN DIVISION IN BURMA, RISING TO THE RANK OF MAJOR. HE WAS DECORATED M.B.E. AND WAS TWICE MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. AFTER THE WAR HE JOINED THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE OF THE GOLD COAST AND HELD SUCH POSTS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO THE DEFENCE AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND SENIOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR.

    IN OCTOBER 1956 MAJOR ANTHONY WAS ATTACHED TO THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC. WHEN THE GHANA EMBASSY WAS ESTABLISHED IN WASHINGTON IN 1957, HE WAS APPOINTED COUNSELLOR AND CHARGE D'AFFAIRES. UNTIL NOVEMBER 1957 HE WAS ALSO GHANA'S ACTING PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    IN NOVEMBER 1959 HE BECAME COUNSELLOR OF THE GHANA EMBASSY IN PARIS AND TWO YEARS LATER MOVED TO GENEVA AS GHANA'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS' EUROPEAN OFFICE. HE HAS BEEN GHANA'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA SINCE DECEMBER 1961.

    MAJOR ANTHONY IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO SONS AND FIVE DAUGHTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94LFNC959YCVC3XQEA52W6NPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA94LFNC959YCVC3XQEA52W6NPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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