Colonel I. K. Acheampong, the Ghanaian Head of State, cautioned his fellow black Africans on?
Colonel I. K. Acheampong, the Ghanaian Head of State, cautioned his fellow black Africans on Tuesday (18 March) concerning the motives and policies of Rhodesia and South Africa. He was addressing the opening of the three-day first session of the General Council of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (O.A.T.U.U.)
The Ghanaian leader also dedicated the new O.A.T.U.u. headquarters building in Accra "in the name of the workers of Africa...to the promotion of true trade unionism".
In his keynote speech to the delegates, Colonel Acheampong spoke of "perfidious manoeuvres" by the Government of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith to block progress toward a constitutional conference. He said also that South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster, while posing as an apostle of goodwill toward all black people, was still "kicking around" those in his own country.