• Short Summary

    Ghana's National Assembly yesterday (Thursday) took the first steps for the election of a President to replace the country' three-man Presidential Commission.

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    GV Parliament House
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    2.
    MV & SV Drummers (4 shots)
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    3.
    MLV Arrival of Busia
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    4.
    MV Drummers
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    MV & SV Busia takes salute (2 shots)
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    LV Parade of Naval officers
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    MV Busia walks off dais
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    GV Military on horseback taking salute
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    MV & SV Members of presidential commission take salute (2 shots)
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    LV Parade of naval officers (2 shots)
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    TV Pan int. Parliament House with members seated
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    MV Members of presidential commission
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    MV Members seated
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    MV Afrifa opening Parliament
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    MV Members seated
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    LV Int. Parliament House
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ghana's National Assembly yesterday (Thursday) took the first steps for the election of a President to replace the country' three-man Presidential Commission. This was announced two days after the official opening of Parliament - the second since Ghana's return to civilian rule last October.

    At the opening of Parliament, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission, Brigadier Akwasi Africa, announced a one-year plane to boost agricultural production and speed up rural development.

    Brigadier Africa also said that Ghana would retain its membership of the Commonwealth and of the United Nations.

    Yesterday, the Assembly unanimously passed a motion moved by Prime Minister Dr. Kofi Busia dissolving the Presidential Commission from August 7.

    The new President, who is expected to be chosen by the end of August, will be the first Head of State since the coup in February 1966 which toppled former President Kwame Nkrumah.

    According to observers, possible candidates for the presidency include Mr. Justice Nii Amaa Ollennu, Speaker of the National Assembly; Sir Edward Akuffo-Addo, the Chief Justice, and Dr. Robert Gardner, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Abba.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMKJHIK1C3PJNLNM07QP6OSJN
    Media URN:
    VLVACMKJHIK1C3PJNLNM07QP6OSJN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
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