• Short Summary

    THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMPLETED THE MASSIVE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMMED NECESSITATED BY THE DISPLACEMENT OF 80,000 PEOPLE IN THE CREATION OF THE VOLTA LAKE.

  • Description

    THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMPLETED THE MASSIVE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMMED NECESSITATED BY THE DISPLACEMENT OF 80,000 PEOPLE IN THE CREATION OF THE VOLTA LAKE.

    THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TOTAL OF 12,800 NEW HOUSES IN THE 52 RESETTLEMENT TOWNS HAS BEEN COMPLETED, PROVIDING NEW HOMES FOR THE PEOPLES OF 700 SCATTERED VILLAGES WHO WERE ALL AFFECTED BY THE CREATION OF THE HUGE ARTIFICIAL LAKE ON THE VOLTA RIVER.

    ONE OF THE NEW TOWNSHIPS IS AJENA (SHOWN ON THIS FILM). THE SETTLERS ARE PROVIDED WITH MODERN COMMUNAL FACILITIES LIKE SCHOOLS, PIPED WATER, SANITATION AND OTHER SOCIAL AMENITIES WHICH THEY PREVIOUSLY LACKED.

    MANY OF THE DISPLACED FAMILIES WERE FARMING BEFORE THE LAKE HAS MADE, AND THE GHANA GOVERNMENT POLICY WAS TO INTRODUCE THEM TO MODERN METHODS OF FARMING AFTER RESETTLEMENT. THE REARING OF LIVESTOCK AT RESETTLEMENT SITES IS ALSO PROGRESSING FAST. ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIVESTOCK CENTRES IS AT NKWAKUSEW, WHICH IS THE PREMIER TOWNSHIP.

    TOGETHER WITH BROILER HOUSES, THE CROPS AND LIVESTOCK HAVE MADE THE AGRICULTURAL LIFE OF THE AREA SELF-SUPPORTING. MILLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED TO SUPPLY THE LIVESTOCK FARMERS WITH FEED.

    THE VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY AGRICULTURAL UNIT PROVIDES THE FARMERS WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99CVUH3PVK2RBZZPE6HA9QD3B
    Media URN:
    VLVA99CVUH3PVK2RBZZPE6HA9QD3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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