The Nationalist Party, one of the political parties to emerge in Ghana since the lifting of the ban on political activities by the ruling National Liberation Council was launched at a ceremony in Accra on Wednesday (14 May).
GTV Crowd with placards (2 shots)
CU Mr Modesto Apaloo, General Secretary, speaking
SV Dr Henry Bannerman, Chairman, speaking
CU Mr Joe Appiah speaks "We of the Nationalist..." "....Upper Region Development"
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 6) Joe Appiah: "We of the national party are committed to a pol??? of full employment higher standard of living for all, cheaper food, a house ownership scheme which will seek to make all Ghanaians own their own houses. (APPLAUSE) I have often wondered on why previous governments have willingly given loans to public servants to purchase cars and motorbicycle,but have never bothered yet to provide loans to public servants to own their own houses. (SHOUTING). The Nationalist Party also believes in a decent national minimum wage, which will be commensurate with the cost of living. We will also seek to make consultations between the representatives of workers and the employers, whether they be in government or out of government, work smoothly. We want to avoid industrial strife at all costs during their period of reconstruction. We of the Nationalist Party have full plans dealing with education, health, communications and of course agriculture."
INTERRUPTER: "We shall win."
APPIAH: "And now Mr Chairman, fellow-countrymen, as an act of social justice, we propose to set up a new Ministry for Northern and Upper Region Development." (APPLAUSE)
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Background: The Nationalist Party, one of the political parties to emerge in Ghana since the lifting of the ban on political activities by the ruling National Liberation Council was launched at a ceremony in Accra on Wednesday (14 May).
Hundreds of party supporters and sympathisers travelled from all parts of the country to attend the launching ceremony. Some of them carried placards and displayed the party's symbol -- a broom and the cob of the corn.
Police stood by in case of any disturbances although they were not needed.
The General Secretary of the party, Mr Modesto Apaloo, addressed the crowded meeting. He was followed by chairman Dr. Henry Bannerman.
Founder member of the party Mr Joe Appiah told the meeting: SOUND ON FILM STARTS: