The Government of Ghana has decided to reactivate a fish processing project started under the last former President Kwame Nkrumah in the harbour town of Team, east of the capital, Accra.
The Government of Ghana has decided to reactivate a fish processing project started under the last former President Kwame Nkrumah in the harbour town of Team, east of the capital, Accra. The project - in abeyance ever since Dr Nkrumah was deposed in 1966 - was dropped by the Russia government which took office in 1969. In its original form the plan was a jointly hana Government/Soviet industry enterprise.
Now the ruling military council under Colonel Ignatius Achempong has decided that the Team Fish Complex must be reviewed in the current financial year, as part of its Operation "Feed Yourself" policy. Fishing is a major factory in the campaign, and the National Redemption Council wants Ghana's fisherman to aim at a target catch of 180-thousand tons a year.
The canned fish project would meet all home demands for cardines and other processed fish.
This film show machinery and other equipment left abandoned at Team since 1966. A study is now under way to see how much of the discarded material can be salvaged.
SYNOPSIS: In Ghana workmen have moved back into the harbour town of Team, just east of Accra, to complete a fish processing plant planned in nineteen-sixty-six. the project was dropped when the late former President Kwame Nkrumah was deposed...
Originally the processing plant would have been built jointly by the Ghana government- providing the buildings - and a Soviet export firm - supplying machinery and equipment.
Since 1966 materials have been lying abandoned just were they were at the time of the coup. But now Colonel Acheampong's National Redemption Council wants the project revived and completed, as part of its "Operation Feed Yourself" policy. The Government wants the plant to meet all Ghana's home demands for canned fish....
Fishing itself is a major factory in the Feed Yourself campaign, and the Government has given fishermen a target catch of one-hundred-and-eighty-thousand tons a year.