The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.), Mr. Nzo Ekangaki, arrived at Accra's?
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Background: The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.), Mr. Nzo Ekangaki, arrived at Accra's Kotoka International Airport on Sunday (7th January), to take part in the 21st session of the O.A.U.'s Liberation Committee meeting. Travelling on the same aircraft was the President of the Independent Party of Guinea, Mr. Amilcar Cabral.
The Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Mr. Minasse Haile, arrived in a later aircraft, which was also carrying delegates from the freedom movements of Rhodesia, South Africa and Namibia.
The Foreign Ministers of Tanzania (Mr. John Malecella), Zambia (Mr. T.J. Kankasa) and Somalia (Mr. Omar Arteh) had arrived the Previous day (6th January).
All the delegates were met at the airport by the Ghanaian Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Major Kwame Baah, and the Executive Secretary of the O.A.U. Liberation Committee, Major Hashim Mbita.
Over 100 delegates were expected to attend the Liberation Committee meeting which was opened on Monday (8th January) by Ghana's Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong. The delegates will discuss increased financial and material aid to liberation movements in Africa.
In his opening address to the meeting on Monday, Colonel Acheampong said that the session must prove to be a turning-point in the liberation struggle. He asked delegates to reaffirm that armed revolution was the only means of liberating Southern Africa. The day of the 'armchair freedom fighter', he said, must come to an end.