• Short Summary

    THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT ACCUSED THE SOVIET UNION, CUBA AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON WEDNESDAY OF FINANCING SUBVERSIVE ATTEMPTS BY THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, DR.

  • Description


    PRESS CONFERENCE; WEAPONS ON DISPLAY; MR HARLLEY SPEAKS (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: "I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT HERE IF THE WELFARE AND PROSPERITY OF THIS COUNTRY WERE THE CONCERN OF KWANE NKRUMAH, HE WOULD NOT HAVE TRIED TO CAUSE UNREST IN THE COUNTRY. WE IN GHANA ARE CONVINCED THAT THE OVERTHROW OF NKRUMAH'S GOVERNMENT HAD, AND CONTINUED TO HAVE, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND MORAL JUSTIFICATION.



    ( MR HARLLEY WENT ON...)



    "I SHOULD LIKE TO MENTION AT THIS POINT THAT THE SOCIALIST COUNTRIES, ESPECIALLY THE SOVIET UNION, COMMUNIST CHINA AND CUBA, SEE IN THE OVERTHROW OF KWANE NKRUMAH A SERIOUS SETBACK TO COMMUNIST AMBITIONS IN AFRICA. THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA HAS INFORMATION THAT A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE COUP THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN CONAKRY, GUINEA, GAVE TO NKRUMAH AN AMOUNT OF $200,000 ON BEHALF OF THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT. THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR IN CONAKRY, TOO, GAVE NKRUMAH GBP500,000 IN BANK OF ENGLAND NOTES SOON AFTERWARDS. THESE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY WERE TO BE USED IN SUBVERSIVE OPERATIONS AGAINST GHANA IN ORDER TO RESTORE KWANE NKRUMAH AS THE HEAD OF STATE OF GHANA.




    Initials RM/V-VS/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT ACCUSED THE SOVIET UNION, CUBA AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON WEDNESDAY OF FINANCING SUBVERSIVE ATTEMPTS BY THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, DR. KWANE NKRUMAH. THE ACCUSATION WAS MADE AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ACCRA BY THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC), MR J.W.K. HARLLEY, WHO IS ALSO THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE.

    MR HARLLEY ACCUSED THE THREE COUNTRIES OF AIDING DR NKRUMAH WITH MONEY, ARMS, AMMUNITION AND THE TRAINING OF GUERRILLAS. THE FORMER PRESIDENT, WHO WAS OUSTED BY A MILITARY COUP A YEAR AGO TODAY, I NOW LIVING IN EXILE IN GUINEA. BOXES OF GRENADES, PISTOLS AND EXPLOSIVES SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED IN GHANA WERE SHOWN TO THE NEWSMEN.

    MR HARLLEY DOCUMENTED 10 DIFFERENT CASES OF ALLEGED SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITY LED BY DR. NKRUMAH, AND INVOLVING A NUMBER OF GHANAIANS AND FOREIGNERS. HE GAVE WARNING TO THE SOVIET UNION, THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, AND CUBA AGAINST GIVING FURTHER SUPPORT TO DR NKRUMAH. MR HARLLEY SAID...

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9AIYDBXRCS2ERV2ABZXLQZK0R
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AIYDBXRCS2ERV2ABZXLQZK0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment