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    Ghana Day was celebrated at Expo 70 in Osaka this week and more than 7,000 people flocked to the festival pavilion to see the Ghana displays.

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    Ghana Day was celebrated at Expo 70 in Osaka this week and more than 7,000 people flocked to the festival pavilion to see the Ghana displays.

    Ghana's Minister of Trade, Industries and Tourism, Mr. Richard Quarshie, accompanied by his daughter, performed the opening ceremony and later inspected the exhibits, showing life in Ghana, its culture and industries.

    In his opening speech Mr. Quarshie admitted the Ghana exhibition was a small one, but the spirit which motivated it was not small. Mr. Quarshie said the message intended by Ghana's participation was that of "Progress and Harmony."
    Japanese representative at Expo 70 Mr. Toru Haguiwara also attended the opening of Ghana Day and in his speech expressed his wishes that the Ghanian exhibition would help enhance friendly relations between the two countries.

    Highlight of the Ghana Day celebrations was a display of Japanese folk dancing by more than 100 women, accompanied by a children's band.

    SYNOPSIS: Ghana Day was celebrated at Expo 70 in Osaka this week and more than 7,000 people flocked to the festival pavilion to see the Ghana displays, showing life in Ghana, its culture and industries.

    Speaker of Ghana's National Assembly Nee Amaa Ollenu, was unable to attend the opening ceremony, but was represented by Ghana's Minister of Trade, Industries and Tourism, Mr. Richard Quarshie, who was accompanied by his daughter.

    In his opening speech Mr. Quarshie admitted the Ghana exhibition was a small one, but the spirit which motivated it he said, was not small. Mr. Quarshie said the message intended by Ghana's participation was that of "Progress and Harmony."
    Following the opening ceremony Mr. Quarshie inspected the exhibits in the pavilion. The main and most striking exhibit showed a Chief siting in state, the emblem of the importance still attached by the Ghanian Government to chieftaincy. Japanese representative at Expo 70, Mr. Toru Haguiwara also attended the opening of Ghana Day and in his speech expressed his wishes that the Ghanian exhibition would help enhance friendly relations between the two countries.

    Speaking about the exhibits themselves Mr. Quarshie said it was intended that the visitor sea what potentialities there are in Ghana when development and progress can be achieved against a background of harmony and stability as depicted by the chief. Highlight of Ghana Day was a display of Japanese folk dancing by more than 100 women accompanied by a children's band.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSBSDXEGIKYMW5S5KE48LHMEO
    Media URN:
    VLVABSBSDXEGIKYMW5S5KE48LHMEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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