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    A HUGE WELCOME AWAITED THE ARRIVAL IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY (APRIL 18) OF THE SUPREME HEAD OF THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN ISLAM.

  • Description

    A HUGE WELCOME AWAITED THE ARRIVAL IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY (APRIL 18) OF THE SUPREME HEAD OF THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN ISLAM. MIRZA NASIR AHMAD, KALIFATUL MASIH THE THIRD, WHO IS ON A TEN-DAY VISIT TO GHANA.

    IT WAS THE FIRST VISIT OF A SUPREME HEAD SINCE THE MOVEMENT WAS ESTABLISHED IN GHANA 49 YEARS AGO. THE 61-YEAR-OLD MIRZA NASIR RECEIVED A ROUSING OVATION FROM HUNDREDS OF HIS FOLLOWERS WHO HAD TRAVELLED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO BE IN ACCRA FOR HIS ARRIVAL.

    THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS, MR. HARONA ESSEKU, LED THE DELEGATION OF WELCOMING DIGNITARIES. MIRZA NASIR WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARTY OF SEVEN, INCLUDING HIS WIFE, LADY MANSURA BEGUM. WHILE HIS VISIT IS MAINLY TO BE INFORMAL, HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH HEADS OF THE MOVEMENT AT THE GHANA HEADQUARTERS IN SALTPOND.

    THE OPENING OF NEW MOSQUES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO MARK THE HISTORIC VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99ZQXRKLHPVK267FCELHZGN3R
    Media URN:
    VLVA99ZQXRKLHPVK267FCELHZGN3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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