Golda Meir Pledges Israel’s Technical Aid to Ghana; Visits Villages

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, went on record publicly today as pledging further technical aid for the new African republic. Her promise was made after a second meeting today with Premier Nkrumah and a tour of a number of important Ghana rural and urban centers.

Mrs. Meir, whose car with its blue-white Israeli flag flapping in the wind has become a familiar sight in the country about the capital, is cheered in every village and city where she visits, She has spoken to wildly enthusiastic students and women’s groups, on the radio and at government receptions in her honor.

Today, Mrs. Meir visited Kumasi, a town in the center of a Ghana’s rich cocoa area, and met with the traditional leader of the Ashantis, one of the larger peoples making up the Ghana population. She visited Kumasi Technical College, which is headed by an Israeli technical expert on two-year loan, the town’s museum and its modern hospital.

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