Exit permits for Ghanaians wishing to leave the country have become a difficult commodity to obtain.
GV PAN Accra Stadium with vast crowd waiting for exit permits. (2 SHOTS)
CU Application papers being distributed to waiting crowd.
CU INT Member of armed forces supplying papers to applicants.
SV Crowd milling outside and waving applications forms.
SV & CU Soldiers handing out more papers. (2 SHOTS)
SV People filling in forms in compound as others form queues outside stadium. (2 SHOTS)
GV & CU Ghanaian and Togolese flags flying over border post at Aflao. (2 SHOTS)
SV Sign saying "Bye-Bye, Safe Journey."
SV Customs building.
SV & CU African and European visitors waiting to leave. (2 SHOTS)
LV PAN & SV Trucks parked. (2 SHOTS)
GV Sacks of cola nuts.
SV & CU People sorting cola nuts. (2 SHOTS)
CU PULL BACK TO GV Disconsolate cola nut dealer sitting on sacks of nuts.
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Background: Exit permits for Ghanaians wishing to leave the country have become a difficult commodity to obtain. Ghanaians gather in their thousands along with multi-national travellers at the Accra Sports Stadium to get relevant documents since the military takeover by flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings. At Aflao, a border town with Togo, there is another problem as traders attempt to move vital cola nut exports from the neighbouring Ivory Coast, across Ghana into Nigeria. Fleets of trucks carrying goods have also been stranded in Ghana.