Ghanaian Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, presented Duke of Edinburgh awards to 12 youths at the Osu Castle in Accra on Saturday (1 July).
SV INTERIOR PAN award-winners gathered for presentations
MV Colonel Acheampong and other officers seated
CU Lt.Col.Nkegbe, Minister for Education
SCU and CU Mr. Cato (National Chairman of Duke's award scheme) addressing gathering (2 shots)
SCU British High Commissioner Nobl??? Powers listening
SCUs Other guests listening (2 shots)
SVs Acheampong presenting awards (7 shots)
CU An award certificate signed by Duke of Edinburgh
SCU Acheampong addressing gathering and guests listening (4 shots)
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Background: Ghanaian Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, presented Duke of Edinburgh awards to 12 youths at the Osu Castle in Accra on Saturday (1 July).
Addressing the recipients and guests, Colonel Acheampong said the aim of the awards was in line with the aims of the ruling National Redemption Council (NRC) ....to inculcate the spirit of self-reliance not only in youth, but in the entire life of the nation. Another speaker was Mr. K. A. Cato the National Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
SYNOPSIS: The Osu Castle in Accra where 12 youths waited on Saturday to be presented with Duke of Edinburgh awards by the Ghanaian Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong.
At the ceremony Colonel Acheampong was accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel Nkegbe the Minister for Education and other government officials.
Among the speakers was Mr. K.A. Cato the National Chairman of the award scheme, who traced the progress of the boys selected for awards.
Britain was represented by High Commissioner Noble Powers.
Saturday was the third occasion on which Gold Awards had been presented since the Duke of Edinburgh scheme was started in Ghana in???68.
The recipients of the awards came from four Regions...the Upper, Eastern, Volta, and Accra regions. Some of the boys had worked for three years to get their Gold Awards. They had earlier received their Bronze medals. The requirements for the Gold Awards ranged from Life-saving to service in hospitals and health centres.
After the presentations, Colonel Acheampong told those present that the aim of the awards was in line with his ruling National Redemption Council which sought to inculcate the spirit of self-reliance not only in youth, but in the entire life of the nation.