• Short Summary

    BRIGADIER AFRIFA, COMMANDANT OF THE GHANAIAN MILITARY ACADEMY AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, THIS WEEK (THURSDAY) VISITED YENDI FOR THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE YA-NA ABDULA THE THIRD.

  • Description

    BRIGADIER AFRIFA, COMMANDANT OF THE GHANAIAN MILITARY ACADEMY AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, THIS WEEK (THURSDAY) VISITED YENDI FOR THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE YA-NA ABDULA THE THIRD. BRIGADIER AFRIFA WAS WELCOMED AT YENDI AIRPORT BY THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, MR. ASHONG.

    A GROUP OF ADOWA PLAYERS FROM MAMPONG ASHANTI WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME BRIGADIER AFRIFA.

    BRIGADIER AFRIFA DROVE TO THE SCENE OF THE FUNERAL RITES, WHERE HE CALLED ON THE GBONLA-NA, MAHAMADU ABDULAI. THE COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION, MR. IBRAHIM MAHAMA, WAS ALSO PRESENT.

    DRUMMING AND DANCING BY THE MAMPONG ADOWA DANCE GROUP AND ANOTHER GROUP FROM DAGOMBA FEATURED IN THE FUNERAL CEREMONY. BRIGADIER AFRIFA JOINED IN THE DANCING.

    HE DESCRIBED THE LATE YA-NA AS A FRIEND OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND SAID THAT LAST YEAR DURING A TOUR OF THE NORTHERN REGION HE HAD BEEN ADOPTED BY HIM AS ONE OF HIS GRANDSONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACH4ZQMKJ38XNM8O5QI699Y5BU
    Media URN:
    VLVACH4ZQMKJ38XNM8O5QI699Y5BU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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