• Short Summary

    GHANA RETURNED TO PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE STATE OPENING OF THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - THE SECOND REPUBLIC'S FIRST PARLIAMENT SINCE THE ARMY DEPOSED PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY 1966.

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    GHANA RETURNED TO PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE STATE OPENING OF THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - THE SECOND REPUBLIC'S FIRST PARLIAMENT SINCE THE ARMY DEPOSED PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH IN FEBRUARY 1966. PRIME MINISTER DR. KOFIA BUSIA AND THE REST OF HIS GOVERNMENT DROVE TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING IN A MOTORCADE SURROUNDED BY THE TRADITIONAL PAGEANTRY OF FANFARES AND HONOUR GUARDS.

    THE NEW PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION - BRIGADIER AFRICA, MR J.K.HARLLEY AND MAJOR-GENERAL OCRAN - LEAD THE PROCESSION INTO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING. THERE, BRIGADIER AFRICA WAS TO READ THE SESSIONAL ADDRESS HANDED TO HIM BY PRIME MINISTER BUSIA, OUTLINING THE RULING PROGRESS PARTY'S GOVERNMENT POLICIES. IN THIS SPEECH, BRIGADIER AFRICA STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS UNDER NO ILLUSION ABOUT THE SITUATION - AN ECONOMY PLAGUED BY DEBTS, LOW PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWING UNEMPLOYMENT. BUT, HE ADDED, THE GOVERNMENT'S THREE MAIN PRIORITIES WERE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; A REDUCTION OF THE IMBALANCE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGIONS OF GHANA; AND A CLOSE STUDY OF THE MEANS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF THE UNEMPLOYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0OLHWGOPT6WPFFD4OPC6T7S5
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0OLHWGOPT6WPFFD4OPC6T7S5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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