At the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Saturday (9 November), Ghana's Head of State Colonel Ignatius Acheampong unveiled a life-size statue of the late Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg -- former British Governor of the Gold Coast.
GV Colonel Acheampong arrives in motorcade
GV Tribal chiefs
V Major General Ashley Larsen, Colonel Acheamponjg and Lieut. Colonel Selormey (LEFT TO RIGHT)
SCU Miss Rowena Guggisberg
CU Mrs. Grace Summerhayes MacRae
GV Colonel Acheampong speaks as diplomats lisen (2 shots)
GV Miss Guggisberg listening
GV PAN Nurses and officials seatd
GV Status still veiled
SV Korle-Bu Hospital flag
GV Acheampong unveils statue
SV Base of statue with inscription
SV Acheampong stands in front of statue and leaving (3 shots)
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Background: At the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Saturday (9 November), Ghana's Head of State Colonel Ignatius Acheampong unveiled a life-size statue of the late Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg -- former British Governor of the Gold Coast.
The ceremony was part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the hospital in the capital, and it was witnessed by the late Governor's daughter, Miss Rowena Guggisberg.
Sir Frederick, who died in 1930, was Governor from 1919 to 1937, and during that time he was instrumental in the establishment of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Achimota College and Takoradi Harbour in western Ghana.
During the ceremony, Colonel Acheampong paid tribute to the work of Sir Frederick in Ghana. He made special reference to the late Governor's efforts towards the diversification of the country's agriculture, and he called upon Ghanaians today to consolidate the advances made in rural areas as a result of Sir Frederick's work.