• Short Summary

    President Soglo, with a party of diplomatic and government officials, recently undertook a tour through Dahomey.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Buildings Segbana
    0.04

    2.
    CU Sign inauguration route Kandi Segbana
    0.07

    3.
    SV President Soglo cuts tape declares road open
    0.20

    4.
    SV Official cars past along new road
    0.27

    5.
    SV Pile of clothing PAN to Mrs Soglo distributing clothing
    0.36

    6.
    SV Ditto
    0.42

    7.
    SV PAN soldiers at Parakou present flag to President
    0.47

    8.
    GV PAN Crowd
    0.53

    9.
    SV President goes over to meet Headmen
    0.56

    10.
    SV Men perform dance
    1.00

    11.
    CU Dancers feet
    1.02

    12.
    GV Dancers
    1.08

    13.
    GV Animals in Porga game reserve
    1.12

    14.
    SV Official greeting at Bassila (2 shots)
    1.19

    15.
    SV President presented with walking stick
    1.24

    16.
    GV Crowd one man on stilts
    1.31

    17.
    SV President dancing with villagers
    1.36

    18.
    SV Children watch
    1.38

    19.
    SV Group of people watching
    1.40

    20.
    SV President shakes hands
    1.44



    Initials DHC/VS/AS/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Soglo, with a party of diplomatic and government officials, recently undertook a tour through Dahomey. The Presidential party visited Dassa, Zoume, Save, Savalon, Bassila and other parts of the country.

    The party included the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Rural Development, the Minister of Defence, the Chancellor, the Minister of the Interior, and the armed forces Chief-of-Staff. The ambassadors of France and Israel and their wives, and members of government agencies, also took part in the tour in its early stages.

    President Soglo met and discussed local problems with administrators of cities he visited during the tour. In Dassa and Bassila the party met and were entertained by local dignitaries.

    In Senere, in the northern area of Dahomey, the President placed a foundation stone for the customs house at Ketarou, a town on the Togo-Dahomey border.

    In Segbana, in northeast Dahomey, the President and his entourage saw recent progress. The town was previously inaccessible for long periods during the year.

    A new road is under construction, and will link Kandi and Segbana. The President officially inaugurated the road, which will reduce the trip from five hours to about two hours.

    At Kandi Mrs Soglo distributed clothing with local social workers.

    SYNOPSIS: In Bassila the President was given a walking stick as a token of the city's esteem. He met and discussed local problems with administrators of all the cities he visited.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FNATNM65KMZRIH0395RVO4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FNATNM65KMZRIH0395RVO4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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