• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF SOLDIERS FROM THE FIELD SQUADRON OF THE GHANA ARMY RECENTLY HELPED TO TRANSPORT WATER-DRILLING MACHINERY FROM WOE IN THE KETA DISTRICT OF GHANA TO KODZI, AN ISLAND IN THE KETA LAGOON.

  • Description

    1.
    LV, SV & CU.. SOLDIERS LAY RAILS
    0.13

    2.
    SV SOLDIERS CARRY RAILS
    0.16

    3.
    LV DRILLING MACHINE BEING MOVED
    0.22

    4.
    SV SOLDIERS LAYING RAILS
    0.24

    5.
    SV SOLDIERS WORKING ON DRILLING MACHINES
    0.27

    6.
    CU COLONEL DEDJOE AND DRILLING WATCH (2 SHOTS)
    0.37

    7.
    LV TOWNSMEN AT WORK DIGGING (4 SHOTS)
    0.57

    8.
    SV RAILS AND EQUIPMENT ON GROUND
    1.04

    9.
    SV MAN CARRYS EQUIPMENT
    1.08



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A TEAM OF SOLDIERS FROM THE FIELD SQUADRON OF THE GHANA ARMY RECENTLY HELPED TO TRANSPORT WATER-DRILLING MACHINERY FROM WOE IN THE KETA DISTRICT OF GHANA TO KODZI, AN ISLAND IN THE KETA LAGOON. A RECENT EPIDEMIC OF MEASLES WHICH CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MAN CHILDREN AT KODZI AND ITS TWO NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS, FISHOR AND ALAKPLE, HAS UNDERLINED THE NEED FOR PIPE-BORNE WATER. THIS OPERATION WILL PROVIDE IT.

    THE OPERATION WAS SUPERVISED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOLTA COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION, LT - COLONEL DEDJOE AND THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR KETA, MR, E.A. SAI. AIDED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE THREE VILLAGES, THE SOLDIERS CONSTRUCTED AS FERRY WITH UNI-FLOATS TO ENABLE THEM TO TRANSPORT THE MACHINE.

    UNTIL THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS NEW PLANT, THE VILLAGERS HAD COLLECTED WATER FROM THE NARROW INLETS OF THE RIVER BANK, PROVIDING A POSSIBLY DANGEROUS SUPPLY IN THE WET SEASON, BUT VERY OFTEN DRYING UP DURING THE REST OF THE YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEQGTUKWOPSC0012FCXWWALDZC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQGTUKWOPSC0012FCXWWALDZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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