THE GOLD COAST: A Date for Ghana

Just as the opposition was heating up a parliamentary griddle on which to roast him because of graft in the Cocoa Marketing Board, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah broke into the debate and read off a dispatch just received from British Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd. "I have the honor to inform you," the dispatch said, "that Her Majesty's government will at the first available opportunity introduce into the United Kingdom Parliament a bill to accord independence to the Gold Coast, and that, subject to parliamentary approval, Her Majesty's government intend that independence should come on March 6, 1957."

That ended the censure...

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