Representatives from twenty-two nations and nine organisations are meeting in Accra, Ghana at the Fourth General Session of the Afro-Asia Rural Reconstruction Organisation (A.
GV & CU EXT Conference hall with sign "Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction Organisation Conference" (2 shots)
GV PAN DOWN INT Conference with Minister Munufie speaking (3 shots)
SV Delegates from Ethiopia, Ghana, Dahomey and U.A.R. listen (3 shots)
SCU PAN Delegates from India and Iran
CU UNESCO representative
Representatives of IFAP, ICA, FAO.
SCU PAN Representative from Arab league PAN TO Vietnamese representative
GV Mr. Munufie continues address.
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Background: Representatives from twenty-two nations and nine organisations are meeting in Accra, Ghana at the Fourth General Session of the Afro-Asia Rural Reconstruction Organisation (A.A.R.R.O.) The eight day conference was opened on Friday (8 October) on behalf of Ghanaian Prime Minister Busia by Mr. A.A. Munufie, Minister of Youth, Rural Development and social Welfare. The goal of the conference is to help eliminate the large economic disparities between the rural and urban areas and to bridge the gap between the developed and less developed parts of the world.
SYNOPSIS: An eight day 22-nation conference sponsored by the Afro-Asian Reconstruction Organisation began on Friday in Accra, Ghana.
The opening meeting was addressed on behalf of Ghanaian Prime Minister Busia by Minister of Rural Development, Mr. A.A. Munufie. He told the delegates that Ghana actively supported the Organisation's interest in rural development. The theme of the Conference is the elimination of economic disparities between urban and rural areas. Delegates will also deal with the issues that divide the developed and less developed nations.
The Afro-Asian Reconstruction Organisation has offered training courses in Africa and Asia and has successfully executed many programmes for youth, community development and rural cooperatives. Mr. Munufie told the delegates that the Organisation has been successful in uniting member nations to take concerted actions in raising their living standards and bringing prosperity to their rural inhabitants.