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    Outgoing British Governor-General of Ghana, the Earl of Listowel, gave his last speech to the old Parliament in Accra June 30 on the eve of the proclamation of the Republic of Ghana under President Nkrumah.

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    Outgoing British Governor-General of Ghana, the Earl of Listowel, gave his last speech to the old Parliament in Accra June 30 on the eve of the proclamation of the Republic of Ghana under President Nkrumah. The Republic remains within the British Commonwealth and Dr Nkrumah as first President holds wide executive powers.

    Among guests at the last sitting of the old Parliament were judges, U.S. Ambassador Wilson Blake and Indian Defence Minister krishna Menon.

    After inspecting a guard of honour the Governor-General met Chief of Protocol Krobo Edussi for the presentation to the House.

    The Governor-General in his speech read a message from Queen Elizabeth wishing a "secure peace and happiness" for the now Republic. He laid stress on Ghana's peaceful evolution to complete independence. This transition, so often accomplished only after bloodshed, bitterness and revolution, had taken place in Ghana with the utmost goodwill, he said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TM04NRFU9D1AVCLGGRFIAYOH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TM04NRFU9D1AVCLGGRFIAYOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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