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    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO GHANA, MR. H.K. MATTHEWS, ON THURSDAY (31 JULY) PRESENTED SIX?

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    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO GHANA, MR. H.K. MATTHEWS, ON THURSDAY (31 JULY) PRESENTED SIX WHEELCHAIRS - COSTING 463 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP233 STERLING) - TO THE GHANA CRIPPLES' AID SOCIETY AT A CEREMONY AT THE SOCIETY'S HOSTEL AT KANESHIE, IN ACCRA. THE CHAIRS ARE THE GIFT OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE.

    AT THE CEREMONY, MR. J.S. BUADOO, CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIETY, SAID THE SOCIETY WAS GRATEFUL TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE FOR COMING TO ITS AID IN TIME OF NEED. HE SAID THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHAIRS HAD HELPED TO RELIEVE THE SOCIETY OF HAVING TO BUY WHEELCHAIRS FOR THE CRIPPLES FROM ITS LIMITED RESOURCES.

    MR. MATTHEWS PRESENTED THE CHAIRS TO MR. ERIC ADJORLOLO, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY, WHO IS ALSO DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION. THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE CHAIRS WOULD BE PUT TO THE BEST USE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CRIPPLES, AND SAID HE APPRECIATED THE WORK OF THE SOCIETY AND THE UNDERSTANDING SHOWN BY OFFICIALS OF THE HOSTEL TO THE CRIPPLES.

    MR. ADJORLOLO THANKED MR. MATTHEWS AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE FOR THE GIFT AND SAID THAT, ALTHOUGH THE SOCIETY WILLINGLY ACCEPTED GIFTS FROM BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS FOR THE CRIPPLES, IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE CRIPPLES SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO DEPEND SOLELY ON CHARITY. THE CRIPPLES SHOULD BE TAUGHT GAINFUL TRADES, AS THE SOCIETY WAS DOING AT THE HOSTEL, TO ENABLE THEM TO EARN THEIR LIVING.

    MR. MATTHEWS LATER HANDED THREE OF THE CHAIRS TO SOME OF THE CRIPPLES: MISS FELICIA KESEWA, A SCHOOL GIRL; MISS COMFORT OKINE, A TRADER; AND MR. EMMANUEL K. KWEGYIR, A SHOE REPAIRER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7Z5VULNWEB8FLBBOW9CUC4MZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7Z5VULNWEB8FLBBOW9CUC4MZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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