• Short Summary

    AT PWETO, IN NORTH-EASTERN KATANGA, CELEBRATIONS WERE HELD RECENTLY TO MARK THE RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING IN THE WELL-STOCKED WATERS OF THE LUAPULA AND LAKE MWERU.

  • Description

    AT PWETO, IN NORTH-EASTERN KATANGA, CELEBRATIONS WERE HELD RECENTLY TO MARK THE RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING IN THE WELL-STOCKED WATERS OF THE LUAPULA AND LAKE MWERU. FISHING RIGHTS HAD BEEN DENIED THE LOCAL PEOPLE FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, FOLLOWING A DISPUTE BETWEEN GREEK TRADERS AND THE CHIEFS OF THE AREA.

    THE WHOLE POPULATION OF PWETO TURNED OUT TO CELEBRATE THE RE-OPENING OF COMMERCIAL FISHING AND TO WATCH THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TRADERS AND THE CHIEFS.

    KATANGA'S PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER, M. KIHUYU, READ OUT THE AGREEMENT AND WITNESSED THE SIGNING BY BOTH PARTIES.

    THE SIGNING OF THE AGREEMENT MARKS THE RECOVERY OF A LUCRATIVE LOCAL ACTIVITY WHICH STRONGLY AFFECTS THE ECONOMY OF THE REGION. THE RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING ALSO ENSURES A READY SUPPLY OF FISH TO THE MINING CENTRES OF KATANGA PROVINCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1I0QRQ8ESEUUVEUJQYYMDSE85
    Media URN:
    VLVA1I0QRQ8ESEUUVEUJQYYMDSE85
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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