• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZBX3YTG7F4KZUU3AB1TT5JMD
    Media URN:
    VLVADZBX3YTG7F4KZUU3AB1TT5JMD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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