• Short Summary

    The Ghana National Youth Council is organising women volunteers to help build a five-and-a-half mile (9 km) canal at an irrigation scheme at Dewhneya, 25 miles (45km) east of Accra.

  • Description

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    GV Volunteer camp in irrigation area
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    2.
    SV Acheampong out of car and greeted by army man
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    3.
    SV PAN Acheampong and party inspect camp (2 shots)
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    4.
    SV & GV Ricefields
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    GV Dam
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    SCU & SV Acheampong looks at channel
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    GV Workers dig channel
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    SV Acheampong and party looking on
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    GV Workers dig channel
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    SV Students look on and cheer
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    SV Acheampong in channel shakes workers' hands
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    12.
    SV Other look on
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    13.
    SV Acheampong and other army med dig channel (3 shots)
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    14.
    SV PAN Acheampong leaving
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    Background: The Ghana National Youth Council is organising women volunteers to help build a five-and-a-half mile (9 km) canal at an irrigation scheme at Dewhneya, 25 miles (45km) east of Accra.

    The women will join about 300,000 students from 217 private schools in Ghana and members of Ghana's armed forces already working on the 700,00 Cedi (about SGM 233,000 STG) canal, which is the forerunner of a gigantic irrigation scheme to be carried out later in the Accra Plains.

    On Friday (13 July) Ghana's Head of state, Col. Ignatius Acheampong, visited the volunteer camp, the existing dam, one of the area's ricefields, and finally joined a team of volunteers digging the big channel. He appealed to all organisations, individuals and commercial firms to help make the project a success.

    SYNOPSIS: At the big volunteer camp near the Accra Plains in Ghana on Friday, Head of State Ignatius Acheampong was greeted by Army officials when he arrived to inspect the site of the Dawhenya Irrigation scheme. The camp was built to house thousands of volunteers who'll help to construct the channel.

    Three-hundred-thousand students have joined the Armed forces workers already busy on the five-and-a-half mile canal, and they'll soon by joined by women volunteers from the Ghana National Youth Council.

    Colonel Acheampong was shown the existing dam, some of the ricefields, and then, then he watched the volunteer force at work in the new canal, which is a forerunner of a giant irrigation scheme for the Accra Plains.

    Then the Mead of State rolled up his sleeves and joined the team of workers in the canal with his own shovel.

    Before he left, Colonel Acheampong asked everyone to help make the project successful.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVWW0IINXRJIL5HJ4GLIZNHO6
    Media URN:
    VLVAVWW0IINXRJIL5HJ4GLIZNHO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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