The mood in Ghana three months after Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings' corp, is still euphoric, despite the serious economic situation.
GV Rice being loaded into vehicle as troops look on.
SV & GV Industrial Rehabilitation Centre, Accra, vehicle being loaded. (3 SHOTS)
SV Rice being loaded into vehicle.
GV Sacks of cocoa being unloaded from truck. (2 SHOTS)
GV & SV Group of students sewing up cocoa sacks. (3 SHOTS)
Tema Harbour: GV & LV Trucks loaded with cocoa sacks awaiting departure. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: The mood in Ghana three months after Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings' corp, is still euphoric, despite the serious economic situation. Ghana's Information Secretary Ato Austin said recently that multinational companies had impoverished the nation by forcing farmers to use all land for growing cocoa instead of rice and corn Ghana's staple foods. On Saturday (27 March), Jerry Rawlings, chairman of Ghana's revolutionary government, launched an agricultural programme aimed at making the country self-sufficient in food. Students, encouraged to take part in projects that will help raise the living standards of rural dwellers, have foregone classes to join the newly-formed Student Task Force. They are helping move tons of cocoa, now ready for export, from the hinterlands to the port of Tema. Meanwhile, Libya has pledged massive food said to Ghana. The first consignments of Libyan rice, are being handled in Accra by members of the Department of Social Welfare. The rice will be distributed to Ghanaian institutions such as the Industrial Rehabilitation Centre, and the S.O.S Children's Village.