• Short Summary

    The Ghanian Ambassador in Paris, Patrick Seddoh, has hinted at the possibility of his country returning to civilian government very soon.

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    1.
    GV Acheampong arrives in motorcade and walks up rostrum steps
    0.13

    2.
    GV Soldiers taking salute
    0.21

    3.
    GV Brass band
    0.29

    4.
    SV Acheampong
    0.32

    5.
    SV Tribal chiefs
    0.35

    6.
    SV & SV Diplomats
    0.46

    7.
    SV Soldiers and sailors march past
    0.48

    8.
    SV Acheampong takes salute
    0.51

    9.
    SV & GV troops march past (2 shots)
    1.02

    10.
    SV Women police march past (2 shots)
    1.12

    11.
    GV Crowd
    1.15

    12.
    GV Armoured cars go past
    1.23

    13.
    GV Spectators
    1.28

    14.
    SV Acheampong present medal
    1.34

    15.
    SV Officials look on
    1.38

    16.
    SV Acheampong present medal to policewomen
    1.47

    17.
    GV Decorated soldiers
    1.50

    18.
    GV Parade ground
    2.02



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Ghanian Ambassador in Paris, Patrick Seddoh, has hinted at the possibility of his country returning to civilian government very soon. On Monday (14th January), the second anniversary of the present military government's seizure of power, Mr. Seddoh told a reception for journalists in Paris that civilian government would be imminent of certain conditions were fulfilled. He said the government of Ghana had called for people to come forward who were able to help the army prepare a return to civilian rule.

    The anniversary was celebrated in the capital, Accra, with a parade of police and armed forces at Independence Square. The Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong and the Chiefs of Staff of the armed services watched the colourful march past. Similar parades were held in Ghana's ??? regions.

    In a speech to the forces, Colonel Acheampong warned them against attempts to sow dissention and discord within their ranks.

    Discredited politicians he said, would like to set officers against their men and create confusion. After failing the people, the politicians would like to discredit the soldiers "in the hope that they would steal back to power by the back door."
    Colonel Acheampong led the coup which overthrew the civilian government of Dr. Kofi Busia on January 13th 1972.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAXH6ZTIPKAZ99AOL4C8VUAEW8
    Media URN:
    VLVAXH6ZTIPKAZ99AOL4C8VUAEW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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