The 24 members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation stopped briefly in Ghana on Friday (14 April) on their way from Conakry in Guinea to Lusaka in Zambia.
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Background: The 24 members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation stopped briefly in Ghana on Friday (14 April) on their way from Conakry in Guinea to Lusaka in Zambia.
The committee is in Africa to consider questions concerning Rhodesia, Namibia (South-West Africa) and those African territories still under Portuguese administration. Before its stop in Accra the committee had attended five days of hearings in Conakry. Hearings will be held in Lusaka from the 17th to the 22nd of April, and in Addis Ababa from the 25th to the 28th April.
In a statement coinciding with the visit of the committee, Ghana's Commissioner for Works and Housing, Major R. J. Felli, announced that Ghana would give "every assistance" to the freedom fighters of Africa. Ghana, he said, would continue to offer material and financial support to the Liberation Committee of the Organisation of African Unity until the last vestiges of colonialism are removed from the African continent.
The United Nations committee is accompanied by 54 members of the secretarial staff from the United Nations headquarters in New York.
SYNOPSIS: Arriving in Accra for a brief airport stopover on Friday - an aircraft bringing members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation. An official welcoming party from the Ghanaian Government was there to greet the 24-member committee, which is led by Mr. Salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania. The committee is in Africa to study questions concerning Rhodesia, South-West Africa (known as Namibia), and those African territories still under Portuguese control.
When it reached Accra, the committee had already completed five days of hearings in the capital of Guinea, Conakry. From here it was to fly to Zambia, for a week of hearings in Lusaka then on to Addis Ababa. The Committee has no shortage of clerical assistance: 54 members of the United Nations secretarial staff are accompanying the members. The Committee' s stay in Accra was brief - just 45 minutes while the aircraft was refuelled.