• Short Summary

    GHANA'S MILITARY RULER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, AND 13 OTHERS - 11 OF THEM CIVILIANS - WERE SWORN IN ON MONDAY (3 JULY) AS SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS TO RUN GHANA'S MINISTRIES.

  • Description

    GHANA'S MILITARY RULER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, AND 13 OTHERS - 11 OF THEM CIVILIANS - WERE SWORN IN ON MONDAY (3 JULY) AS SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS TO RUN GHANA'S MINISTRIES. THEY FORM THE GOVERNMENT'S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR MINISTRIES DAILY OPERATIONS.

    THE COUNTRY'S SUPREME AUTHORITY IS STILL THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, HEADED BY GENERAL ANKRAH AND COMPRISING SIX OTHER TOP POLICE AND ARMY OFFICERS. GENERAL ANKRAH, WHO HAS BEEN GHANA'S RULER SINCE THE ARMY-POLICE COUP WHICH OVERTHREW DR. KWAME NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR, IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFENCE MINISTRY.

    VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE N.L.C., POLICE INSPECTOR-GENERAL J.K. HARLLEY, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MINISTRIES OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND, INTERIOR AND THE CHIEFTANCY AFFAIRS SECRETARIAT. ANOTHER TOP N.L.C. MEMBER, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCE.

    MR. VICTOR OWUSU, THE PRESENT ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND FORMER OPPONENT OF DR. NKRUMAH, HAS TAKEN OVER THE JUSTICE MINISTRY. MR. K.G. BONSU, A BARRISTER, IS INFORMATION MINISTER.

    THE OATH OF OFFICE WAS ADMINISTERED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF GHANA, MR. JUSTICE AKUFFO-ADDO, AND THE FIRST TO BE SWORN IN WAS GENERAL ANKRAH.

    LATER, THE MILITARY RULER SAID THE N.L.C. WAS NOT INTERESTED IN REMAINING IN OFFICE LONGER THAN NECESSARY AND THAT ITS MEMBERS WERE ANXIOUS TO GO BACK TO THEIR OWN JOBS AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE3H8RHRONK6CIT2PB6403I7I2
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3H8RHRONK6CIT2PB6403I7I2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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