• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL FLEW TO LINGUERE EARLIER THIS WEEK (18 NOV) TO BEGIN A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE UP-COUNTRY DEPARTMENT SOME 180 MILES (300 KM) NORTH-WEST OF DAKAR.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL FLEW TO LINGUERE EARLIER THIS WEEK (18 NOV) TO BEGIN A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE UP-COUNTRY DEPARTMENT SOME 180 MILES (300 KM) NORTH-WEST OF DAKAR. IT IS HIS SECOND VISIT IN RECENT MONTHS TO THE REGION, WHICH IS CHIEFLY NOTED ITS CATTLE-RAISING.

    THE PRESIDENT AND MRS SENGHOR WERE GREETED AT LINGUERE AIRPORT BY MR IBRAHIMA NIANG, THE REGIONAL GOVERNOR, AND MR MAGATTE LO, DEPUTY MAYOR OF LIGUERE. SENEGAL'S MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, MR HABIB THIAM, WAS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY.

    IN A SPEECH OF WELCOME, MR MAGATTE LO SAID THE PEOPLE'S COMMON AMBITION WAS TO MAKE SENEGAL PROSPEROUS NATION.

    REPLYING, THE PRESIDENT SAID IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT'S WISH, IN THE THIRD NATIONAL PLAN (1969-73) TO GIVE PRIORITY NOT ONLY TO AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, BUT ALSO TO STOCK-BREEDING.

    HE CALLED ON THE CATTLE-RAISERS TO MODERNISE THEMSELVES AND EXPLOIT THEIR HERDS IN AN EFFICIENT, BECAUSE RATIONAL MANNER, WITH MORE EMPHASIS ON HAYMAKING AND SILAGE.

    HE RECALLED THAT THE DOLI RANCH, WHICH HE WOULD BE VISITING THE NEXT DAY, FOUNDED ONLY LAST APRIL, WAS AIMING AT A FIGURE OF 10,000 HEAD OF CATTLE PER YEAR. HE SAID THE POSSIBILITIES WERE IMMENSE, FOR THE MEAT MARKETS OF URBAN SENEGAL, SOUTHERN AFRICA AND EVEN EUROPE WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID HIS GOVERNMENT HAD THREE PRIME OBJECTIVES, TO RAISE THE LIVING STANDARDS TO THE CATTLE-RAISES, TO IMPROVE THE DIET OF TOWNSPEOPLE BY RAISING THE PROTEIN LEVEL, AND TO IMPROVE THE COUNTRY'S BALANCE OF PAYMENT BY INCREASED MEAT EXPORTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MQBQPTG3KQCWZ74WDSIJ196Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MQBQPTG3KQCWZ74WDSIJ196Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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