Col. Acheampong Honoured by Special Durbar Organised by Ghana's National House of Chiefs | Aug. 1972

Saturday, August 26th 1972.

Footage of Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong being honoured in the city of Kumasi at a special Durbar organised by the Ghanaian House of Chiefs.

Colonel Acheampong, who seized power from Dr. Kofi Busia in a coup d’etat in January of that year, told his audience that the handover of power to civilians would take place only when the National Redemption Council was satisfied “that firm foundations have been laid both economically and socially for our people”.

Among the distinguished chief were Otumfuo Opoku Ware II. King of Ashantiland and the Osei of Avatime traditional area.

Source: Reuters News Archives.

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