• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA ON TUESDAY OPENED HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST STRETCH OF MOTORWAY -- A BROAD HIGHWAY WHICH WILL SPEED TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE CAPITAL ACCRA, AND THE NEARBY PORT AND INDUSTRIAL TOWN OF TEMA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA ON TUESDAY OPENED HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST STRETCH OF MOTORWAY -- A BROAD HIGHWAY WHICH WILL SPEED TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE CAPITAL ACCRA, AND THE NEARBY PORT AND INDUSTRIAL TOWN OF TEMA.

    THE CONCRETE HIGHWAY WAS BUILT AT A COST OF 8,120,000 CEDIS (MORE THAN GBP3,383,000 STERLING). IT IS 12 MILES (19 KMS) LONG.

    WORK BEGAN ON THE NEW HIGHWAY IN JUNE 1963. PRESIDENT NKRUMAH HAS EXPRESSED HIS PLEASURE THAT WORK PROCEEDED SO WELL -- AND THAT THE MOTORWAY WAS READY SIX MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

    THIS IS THE FIRST MOTOR TO BE OPENED IN ANY PART OF WEST AFRICA. IN THE GHANAIAN ECONOMY THE ROAD WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART. THE SECTION OF ROADWAY BETWEEN ACCRA AND TEMA IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD8FS61HG42CUQR0X1KM3SP2A
    Media URN:
    VLVACD8FS61HG42CUQR0X1KM3SP2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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