• Short Summary

    THE GENERAL KOTOKA TRUST FUND WAS INAUGURATED THIS WEEK (THURSDAY) AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ACCRA, GHANA.

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    GV INT.. PEOPLE SEATED
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    SV MR. JUSTICE OLLENU SPEAKING
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    SCU & SV MR JUSTICE OLLENU SPEAKING
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    SCU OLLENU
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    CU DITTO (4 SHOTS)
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    SV JUSTICE OLLENU AND OTHER MINISTERS
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    SV MAN GIVING DONATION
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    SV AUDIENCE
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    SV MAN DONATING
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    Background: THE GENERAL KOTOKA TRUST FUND WAS INAUGURATED THIS WEEK (THURSDAY) AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ACCRA, GHANA. THE FUND HAS BEEN SET UP IN MEMORY OF GENERAL KOTOKA, WHO WAS KILLED WHILE HELPING TO PUT DOWN LAST MONTH'S ABORTIVE COUP.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS MR.JUSTICE OLLENU, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, APPEALED TO EVERY GHANAIAN "BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD"TO SEND IN A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE FUND.

    HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE GENERAL KOTOKA TRUST FUND HAD BEEN LAUNCHED ONLY A WEEK BEFORE, THE RESPONSE HAD ALREADY BEEN ENCOURAGING.

    AT THE MEETING INSTATE HOUSE ALONE, MORE THAN 4,000 GHANAIAN NEW CEDIS WERE COLLECTED FOR THE FUND.

    IT IS THOUGHT THAT MONEY COLLECTED FOR THE FUND WILL GO TOWARDS HELPING LOCAL CIVIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES.

    MR. JUSTICE OLLENU SAID THE LATE GENERAL KOTOKA WAS A PATRIOT "WITH A DEEP SENSE OF THE LIBERTY OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND A PASSIONATE LOVE OF FREEDOM."
    (LIEUTENANT MOSES YEBOAH WAS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING GENERAL KOTOKA AND WAS EXECUTED ON MAY 9. ANOTHER LIEUTENANT CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT WAS EXECUTED AT THE SAME TIME.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACA1CKN89S8KYYG2454YRKDFDO
    Media URN:
    VLVACA1CKN89S8KYYG2454YRKDFDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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