Gambia's President Dawda Kairaba Jawara, arrived at Accra in Ghana on Saturday (8th June) on his way to the summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity which opens in Mogadishu, Somalia, later this week.
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GV ZOOM IN President Jawara down steps and greeted by Acheampong
SV PAN Jawara escorted across tarmac
SV & CU Jawara reviewing guard of honour (2 shots)
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GV Jawara and Acheampong seated
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Background: Gambia's President Dawda Kairaba Jawara, arrived at Accra in Ghana on Saturday (8th June) on his way to the summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity which opens in Mogadishu, Somalia, later this week.
The Gambian President was greeted at the airport by the Chairman of Ghana's National Redemption Council, Colonel I. K. Acheampong, who wa accompanied by his wife, Feustina.
President Jawara was also accompanied by the Gambian Minister of Works and communications, Mr. A. S. Jack, and the secretary-General to the President's office, Mr. E. H. Christensen, and his wife.
As well as Ghana, President Jawara was scheduled to make stop-over visits in Guinea, Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria go join General Gowon for the flight to Mogadishu.
At Accra airport, President Jawara told newsmen that the Organisation of African Unity had achieved a great deal, although he said the organisations shortcomings seemed to outweigh the achievements. he thought the OAU had nevertheless made the voice of African countries respected in the community of nations, especially at the United Nations. The OAU also helped to implement decisions in many African countries which had been formulated by outside organisations.