• Short Summary

    GHANA WILL MAKE A SIGNIFICENT ADVANCE IN ITS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WHEN A SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING SYSTEM IS INTRODUCED IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV STREET SCENE PAN ACROSS TO NEW POST OFFICE BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    0.20

    2.
    BV PAN..ALONG NEW BUILDING
    0.25

    3.
    CU LETTER BOXES
    0.28

    4.
    GV MAIN ENTRANCE
    0.32

    5.
    GV WORKMAN SPRAYING
    0.37

    6.
    SV WORKMAN PAINTS RAILINGS TILT UP TO ANOTHER
    0.49

    7.
    SV PAN..MAIN POSTAL SERVICE SECTION
    0.56

    8.
    SV MR HODGSON AND MR MCADAMS LOOK AROUND
    1.04

    9.
    SV COUNTER TILT UP TO SIGN "STAMPS" ETC (8 SHOTS)
    1.20

    10.
    LV ENGINEERING WORKSHOP (2 SHOTS)
    1.32

    11.
    GV INT..RADIO WORKSHOP
    1.39

    12.
    GV MEN WORKING APPARATUS IN WORKSHOP
    1.42

    13.
    SV PAN..ALONG AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE UNIT
    1.58

    14.
    CU MAN WORKING ON ABOVE
    2.03

    15.
    SV MAIL VAN WAITS OUTSIDE POST OFFICE
    2.08



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GHANA WILL MAKE A SIGNIFICENT ADVANCE IN ITS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WHEN A SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING SYSTEM IS INTRODUCED IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS. THE SYSTEM WHICH HAS A FACILITY TO BE PROVIDED BY A NEW POST OFFICE BEING BUILT IN ACCRA. ENABLES TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS TO DIAL TRUNK NUMBERS DIRECT WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE OF TELEPHONE OPERATORS.

    THE NEW FOUR-STOREY POST OFFICE WILL HAVE 2,150 LETTER BOXES. THE REGIONAL CONTROLLER OF POSTS, MR W.D.K. HODGSON, SAYS THE POSTA: SECTION OF THE POST OFFICE WILL START OPERATING IN FOUR WEEKS. LAST YEAR, THE CENTRAL POST OFFICE IN ACCRA HANDLED NEARLY 2,500,000 LETTERS.

    THE ARCHITECT OF THE NEW BUILDING IS MR JAMES McADAMS. PROVISION IS ALSO MADE FOR LICENSED LETTER WRITERS. IT'S CONSIDERED THAT THESE LICENSED WRITERS ARE NECESSARY WHILE ILLITERACY STILL EXISTS IN GHANA. THE NEW BUILDING WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE MAIN ENGINEERING WORKSHOP OF GHANA'S POSTAL SERVICE. THE RADIO WORKSHOP IS ALREADY FULLY INSTALLED.

    THE SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING SYSTEM, INSTALLED IN THE AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE ROOM, IS EXPECTED TO BRING A BIG RELIEF TO SUBSCRIBERS HAVING TO PUT UP WITH VEXATIOUS DELAYS IN GETTING A TRUNK CALL. THE NUMBER OF POST OFFICES IN GHANA NOW NUMBER 181, WHILE THERE ARE ANOTHER 659 POSTAL AGENCIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEGXAUFGKK1PP77UKV0SCDGJYK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGXAUFGKK1PP77UKV0SCDGJYK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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