• Short Summary

    IN ACCRA, GHANA, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESS WERE CALLED TO THE INFORMATION MINISTRY ON APRIL 13, TO HEAR STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THREE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS ON AN ALLEGED INCIDENT OF ESPIONAGE IN THE GHANA ARMY, AND TO SEE THE ACCUSED MAN.

  • Description

    IN ACCRA, GHANA, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESS WERE CALLED TO THE INFORMATION MINISTRY ON APRIL 13, TO HEAR STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THREE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS ON AN ALLEGED INCIDENT OF ESPIONAGE IN THE GHANA ARMY, AND TO SEE THE ACCUSED MAN.

    MR TAWIA ADAMAFIO, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING, EXPLAINED TO PRESSMEN THEY HAD BEEN CALLED TO "WITNESS THE PRESENCE OF AN AGENT CAUGHT MASQUERADING IN A FAKE GHANAIAN ARMY UNIFORM, AND WHOSE PRESENCE PROVIDES ABUNDANT EVIDENCE AS TO THE TRUTH OF OUR CONSTANT STATEMENT THAT THERE IS SUBVERSION, INTRIGUE AND CONSPIRACY BY IMPERIALISTS, COLONIALISTS AND NEO-COLONIALISTS."
    HE EXPLAINED: "NOW AND AGAIN WE HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF TAKING STRONG MEASURES AGAINST CERTAIN PERSONS, AND SOME OF OUR CRITICS HAVE BEEN SO PERSONALLY BITTER AS TO CALL US ALL SORTS OF NAMES. MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN SO NAIVE THAT WE TRUMP UP CASES TO INVOLVE PEOPLE WHOM WE WANT TO PERSECUTE."
    MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, MR KWEKU BOATENG, OUTLINED THE CASE AGAINST JOHN KWAMI SENYASU, ALLEGING HE HAD MADE PERSISTENT EFFORTS TO GAIN ACCESS TO MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN KUMASI AND ACCRA, BY POSING AS A SERVING SOLDIER. TWICE DURING FEBRUARY, SENYASU WAS SEEN AT TEMA BARRACKS IN THE UNIFORM OF A PRIVATE SOLDIER, AND WAS ARRESTED THERE IN MARCH.

    THE THIRD MINISTERS, MR KOFI BAAKO, MINISTER OF DEFENSE SAID THAT IN THE FACE OF SUCH "SUBVERSIVE AND UNLAWFUL ACTS, WHAT BETTER REASON CAN BE ADVANCED IN SUPPORT OF THE PREVENTIVE DETENTION ACT?"

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO7AZDCJ6VITU9LRM1ZS9OKQZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO7AZDCJ6VITU9LRM1ZS9OKQZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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