• Short Summary

    Miss Joan Lestor, a British Foreign Office Minister specialising in African affairs, is on a tour of Nigeria and Ghana.

  • Description

    Miss Joan Lestor, a British Foreign Office Minister specialising in African affairs, is on a tour of Nigeria and Ghana.

    While in Ghana last week she visited the Dawhenya Irrigation Project--an ambitious scheme launched in May 1973 (and now nearing completion), designed to irrigates 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of land on the Accra Plain.

    Miss Lestor, a Parliamentary Under-Secretary, is paying her first visit to West Africa. Last May she visited Zambia and Kenya.

    Her talks in Lagos and Accra will cover aspects of the Rhodesian situation, other major African political developments and British trade and commercial relations with Nigeria and Ghana.

    The Dawhenya project is part of a huge scheme to link Dawhenya to Lake Volta with a 50-mile (80-kilometre) canal. It is being assisted by Chinese aid ... and, at one point, the Chinese Ambassador brought his entire staff for a day's work on the scheme.

    In fact, the whole operation is notable for the 'self-help' aspect which predominates. Students and other Ghanaian volunteers have formed the major workforce on the project.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA77EWUYCV2I4LC6DCWRT74S7P
    Media URN:
    VLVAA77EWUYCV2I4LC6DCWRT74S7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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