- A video has surfaced of Dr Kwame Nkrumah commissioning Tema Harbour
- The opening followed a successful unveiling of the memorial plaque
- Dr Kwame Nkrumah formally opened the Tema Harbour on February 10, 1962
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A historic video has emerged of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, commissioning the Tema Harbour on February 10, 1962.
The video, which captures the entire ceremony in less than two minutes, shows Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his entourage opening the Tema Port after successfully unveiling the memorial plaque.
Also present, were some chiefs and proud Ghanaians who graced the occasion at the time.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, a man dressed as a clown, paraded the events grounds with a placard around his neck with inscriptions that read, ''Africa’s Messiah, your dream has been realized.''
Ghana Facts and History, shared the footage on its Twitter handle with a caption which read: ''Footage of Dr Kwame Nkrumah formally opening the Tema Port on Feb 10, 1962 after unveiling the memorial plaque, Nkrumah said the independent states of Africa should now be thinking seriously of ways and means of building up a common market of a united Africa.''
The construction of the Tema Harbour which now serves as the major exit and entry point of goods in the Ghana began in the 1950s with its planning and consultation led by Ghana’s first architect, Theodore S. Clerk.
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