As part of the celebrations marking the second anniversary of the military coup which brought Ghanaian leader Colonel I.
GV Col. Tachie-Menson speaks at opening ceremony
CU Col. Tachie-Menson
GV Col. Tachie-Menson addressing audience
CU Sign ":2 Years of Self-Reliance"
SV PAN FROM Sign to Colonel and guests entering exhibition hall
SV & CU Exhibition of foodstuffs (3 shots)
SV PAN Colonel looking at tinned goods
SV Ladies look on
SV People around coca drink stand
SV Colonel looking at National Library exhibit
SV Exhibit of bathroom equipment
SV Exhibits of concrete and pipe production (2 shots)
SV Display of domestic goods (2 shots)
CU Display of phonograph records
CU PAN Sign advertising nation investment
LV Colonel having exhibit explained to him.
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Background: As part of the celebrations marking the second anniversary of the military coup which brought Ghanaian leader Colonel I.K. Acheampong and his National ademption Council to power, an exhibition called "Two Years of Self-Reliance" opened in Accra on Friday (11 January)
Colonel C.R. Tachie-Menson, Ghana's Commissioner for Information, opened the exhibition by saying that self-reliance should be watchdog of all Ghanaians.
Self-reliance, he declared, demands that citizens by inventive, resourceful and creative. He added that "this is the only way to true national independence to real self-determination to national redemption
The Commissioner noted that no matter how attractive and sound the policy of self-reliance might be, all efforts would be thwarted unless Ghanaians themselves learnt to patronise Made-in-Ghana goods.
The exhibit has on display a full range of good produced in Ghana from foodstuffs and industrial products to domestic and consumer goods.
When the National Redemption Council came to power tow years ago, the theme of self-reliance was none of the cornerstones of their policies. Colonel Tachie-Menson said that self -reliance was the only policy that could make Ghanaians master of their own destiny.