• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF ACCRA MARKED THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL KOTOKA -- THE MAN WHO ENGINEERED THE OVERTHROW OF DOCTOR KWAME NKRUMAH -- LAST FRIDAY (APRIL 17) WITH CEREMONIES THROUGHOUT THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE OF ACCRA MARKED THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL KOTOKA -- THE MAN WHO ENGINEERED THE OVERTHROW OF DOCTOR KWAME NKRUMAH -- LAST FRIDAY (APRIL 17) WITH CEREMONIES THROUGHOUT THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL. GOVERNMENT LEADERS WERE AT THE KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR THE UNVEILING OF A STATUE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE GENERAL.

    THE SOLEMN AND COLOURFUL CEREMONY WAS WATCHED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

    PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MAN WHO PLANNED THE OVERTHROW OF THE NKRUMAH REGIME ON FEBRUARY 24, 1966, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, SAID THE SOLDIERS WHO FOLLOWED HIM WERE URGED ON BY A VISION OF A UNITED GHANA, FREE, PROSPEROUS AND PEACEFUL. HE LAMENTED THAT THE GENERAL WAS NO DESTINED TO LIVE TO SEE THE REALISATION OF THAT VISION.

    IN ANOTHER TRIBUTE, THE PRIME MINISTER, DOCTOR BUSIA, SAID THE NATION'S GRATITUDE WAS NOT ONE WHO HAD BEEN DESTROYED BY DEATH, BUT TO ONE WHO THROUGH DEATH HAD ENTERED INTO IMMORTALITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC30P5S4EO3E8AZ5S5R68LGAN
    Media URN:
    VLVAC30P5S4EO3E8AZ5S5R68LGAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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