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    The Ghanaian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. K. Safo-Adu has called on African nations to stop?

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    SV ZOOM IN Mr. Safo-Adu speaking

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MR. SAFO-ADU: "I should like to place on record my innocent horror and bewilderment at the past spectacle of a great continent like Africa, with immense potentiality and resource, both men and material, going cap in hand begging for food, which it can easily grow herself, while her accredited leaders meanwhile engage in sterile but animated political and factional disputations, which impress nobody else but themselves. There is a crying hunger in our cities, and our villages, and we should stop politicking and theorising for a moment to be able to listen, Mr. Chairman. My Government in Ghana is determined to feed the hungry in our cities and villages, and to feed them on wholesome, full diets."

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    Background: The Ghanaian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. K. Safo-Adu has called on African nations to stop politicking and take head of the hunger in the cities and villages of the continent. Speaking at the sixth African regional conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Algiers, Mr. Safo-Adu said it was a sad spectacle to see Africa begging for food which she could easily provide herself while African leaders engaged in sterile political and factional disputations.

    The Algiers conference opened on Friday (September 25) and is due to close on Saturday (October 4). It is being attended by delegates representing 30 African nations as wells as officials and advisers from the F.A.O. headquarters.

    Mr. Safo-Adu outlined to the delegates the Ghana government's plans to develop agriculture which, he said, accounted for more than two thirds of Ghana's national revenue. In his speech, Mr. Safo-Adu said:

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