• Short Summary

    Ghana marked thr 25th anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule on Saturday (6 March), with military parades, an amnesty for prisoners in jail and a warning from flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings that only hard work could rescue the country from poverty.

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    1.
    GV Troops marching past in parade.
    0.07

    2.
    SV Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings taking salute on dais.
    0.12

    3.
    SV Troops marching past.
    0.19

    4.
    CU Jerry Rawlings watching parade.
    0.24

    5.
    SV Women soldiers marching past.
    0.33

    6.
    GV Armed guards and members of diplomatic corps seated.
    0.37

    7.
    SV Reverend Damoe seated with military officers.
    0.41

    8.
    SV Chiefs watching parade.
    0.45

    9.
    SV Women marching past in parade.
    0.53

    10.
    GV PAN Large crowd at rally ground.
    1.08

    11.
    GV OAN Flight Lieutenant Rawlings escorted by military officers, arriving.
    1.23

    12.
    SV ZOOM OUT FROM Sign 'Farmers support government' TO farmers seated.
    1.30

    13.
    CU Jerry Rawlings during the Secretary of Agriculture's speech.
    1.40

    14.
    SV PAN FROM Machetes and shovels TO farmers.
    1.43

    15.
    SV Jerry Rawlings examining machetes as crowd looks on. (2 SHOTS)
    1.56

    16.
    GV Jerry Rawlings driving tractor. (2 SHOTS)
    2.04




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    Background: Ghana marked thr 25th anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule on Saturday (6 March), with military parades, an amnesty for prisoners in jail and a warning from flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings that only hard work could rescue the country from poverty. To emphasise his call, flight Lieutenant Rawlings, chairman of the ruling Provisional National Defence Council, declared 1982 to be 'Agriculture Year'. Later, at a farm at Jema, some 40 kilometres from Accra, he declared the start of a 'Green Revolution' intended to make Ghana self-sufficient in food through a programme of food-crop planting on all available land.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS6RRSOO35KRADQ41UJUQUJXB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS6RRSOO35KRADQ41UJUQUJXB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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