• Short Summary

    THE GHANA JOURNALISTS' ASSOCIATION HAS RECEIVED MESSAGES OF GOODWILL AND GREETINGS FROM PRESS ORGANISATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD ON THE OCCASION OF GHANA'S FIRST PRESS WEEK.

  • Description

    THE GHANA JOURNALISTS' ASSOCIATION HAS RECEIVED MESSAGES OF GOODWILL AND GREETINGS FROM PRESS ORGANISATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD ON THE OCCASION OF GHANA'S FIRST PRESS WEEK. THE SPECIAL WEEK WAS LAUNCHED AT A CEREMONY ON MONDAY AT THE INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS IN ACCRA.

    THE INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS WAS GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR. SAM ARTHUR. HE WELCOMED THE COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, BRIGADIER A.A. AFRIFA, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, (NLC), AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION, MR. OSEI BONSU, WHO WAS ACTING AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GATHERING. HOWEVER, IT WAS BRIGADIER AFRIFA WHO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED PRESS WEEK.

    UNDER THE THEME "THE PRESS AS A FORCE FOR PROGRESS" BRIGADIER AFRIFA SAID THE PRESS SHOULD HELP IN UNCOVERING ALL HUMBUG AND PARTICULARLY WHEN IT IS LIKELY TO PROVE PERNICIOUS TO THE FREEDOM OF SOCIETY AS WAS WITNESSED UNDER THE NKRUMAH REGIME. HE REITERATED HIS BELIEF THAT A COUP D'ETAT WAS A BAD THING, BUT SAID THE ARCHITECTS OF THE 24TH FEBRUARY COUP WERE MOTIVATED BY THE BELIEF THAT "RESISTANCE TO A TYRANT IS OBEDIENCE TO GOD."
    BRIGADIER AFRIFA CALLED ON THE PRESS TO ASSIST THE NLC TO ACHIEVE ITS PRIMARY AIM OF ESTABLISHING A TRULY DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND A HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BY FOCUSING ITS EFFORTS NOW ON THE QUESTION OF RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE. HE SAID THAT, IN THE PAST YEAR, EFFORTS TO REBUILD THE NATION HAD BEEN ON ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AND THE TIME HAD NOW COME TO LAY EMPHASIS ON THE COUNTRY'S POLITICS.

    MR. BONSU CALLED ON GHANAIAN JOURNALISTS TO LET TRUTH AND HONESTY BE THEIR GUIDING PRINCIPLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZO7P3P2ATD4IQHQOSXTYXVSZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABZO7P3P2ATD4IQHQOSXTYXVSZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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