• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA ON WEDNESDAY (21 AUGUST) - THE FIFTH DAY OF HIS NINE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO GHANA - ARRIVED AT TAKORADI BY AIR TO TOUR THE WESTERN REGION.

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    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA ON WEDNESDAY (21 AUGUST) - THE FIFTH DAY OF HIS NINE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO GHANA - ARRIVED AT TAKORADI BY AIR TO TOUR THE WESTERN REGION.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS HOST, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.A. ANKRAH, CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (N.L.C.).

    THE TWO LEADERS WERE GREETED ON THEIR ARRIVAL BY MAJOR-GENERAL OCRAN, COMMANDER OF THE GHANA ARMY AND MEMBER OF THE N.L.C., AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE WESTERN REGIONAL COMMITTEE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    THEY DROVE FROM THE AIRPORT TO SEKONDI-TAKORADI CITY COUNCIL WHERE THEY WERE WELCOMED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE WESTERN REGION HOUSE OF CHIEFS, NANA KWAW FRAIKU THE THIRD, WHO LATER PRESENTED PRESIDENT LAMIZANA WITH TRADITIONAL GIFTS.

    EARLIER THE TWO LEADERS HAD RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME AS THEY ARRIVED AT SUNYANI, WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS ONCE AGAIN PRESENTED WITH GIFTS BY THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REGION'S HOUSE OF CHIEFS AND BY THE LEADER OF UPPER VOLTA NATIONALS IN THE AREA, M. BRAMAH KABORE.

    IN KUMASI GENERAL ANKRAH AND PRESIDENT LAMIZANA WERE RECEIVED BY MEMBERS OF THE ASHANTI REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION LED BY COLONEL YARBOI.

    LATER THEY VISITED MANHYIA PALACE TO GREET ASANTEHENE, OTUMFUO SIR OSEI AGYEMANG PREMPEH THE SECOND, AND THE KUMASI CULTURAL CENTRE.

    A FITTING CLIMAX TO THEIR VISIT CAME WITH A DISPLAY OF CULTURAL DRUMMING A WHICH NANA OWUSA AMANKWATIA, BANTAMAHENE, ON BEHALF OF THE ASANTEHENE PRESENTED PRESIDENT LAMIZANA WITH A GOLDEN SWORD. THE PRESIDENT ALSO RECEIVED GIFTS FROM THE CULTURAL CENTRE AND UPPER VOLTA NATIONALS IN KUMASI. HE IN TURN PRESENTED THE ASANTEHEME WITH A GIFT.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA RETURNED TO ACCRA IN THE EVENING TO ATTEND A DINNER GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABPK0IE1INUS1MYJMPQM5O23RC
    Media URN:
    VLVABPK0IE1INUS1MYJMPQM5O23RC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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