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    THE MALAWI MINISTER OF ECONOMIC ??? WORKS. MR. ALEKE BANDA, RECENTLY ADDRESSED A GROUP OF?

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    THE MALAWI MINISTER OF ECONOMIC ??? WORKS. MR. ALEKE BANDA, RECENTLY ADDRESSED A GROUP OF GRADUATING TEACHERS WHO HAD JUST COMPLETED FIVE MONTHS TRAINING AT THE MALAWI ??? YOUNG PIONEERS BASE AT NASAWA. MR. BANDA TOLD THE 21 GRADUATING TEACHERS: "THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY IS IN THE HANDS OF THE YOUNG PIONEERS."
    THE YOUNG PIONEERS ARE A VOLUNTEER AND UNPAID FORCE TRAINED IN HANDLING OF FIREARMS, A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, DRILL AND GENERAL PHYSICAL TRAINING. THEY CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLICE AND ARMED FORCES, AND OFTEN WORK UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SENIOR POLICE OR ARMY OFFICERS. AS WELL, THEY UNDERTAKE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, AND HAVE BUILT ROADS, SCHOOLS AND DISPENSARIES.

    THE YOUNG PIONEERS MOVEMENT WAS FOUNDED BY MALAWI'S PRESIDENT, DR. KAMUZU BANDA. IN HIS SPEECH TO THE GRADUATING TEACHERS MR. ALEKE, BANDA SAID THE PRESIDENT HAD FOUNDED THE GROUP BECAUSE OF HIS BELIEF IN THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY.

    MR. ALEKE BANDA ALSO REMINDED THE TEACHERS OF THE FOUR BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GROWTH LAID DOWN BY DR. BANDA - UNITY, LOYALTY, DISCIPLINE AND OBEDIENCE.

    MR. ALEKE BANDA SAID IT WAS IMPERATIVE FOR THE YOUNG TO BE TAUGHT HOW TO WORK WITH THEIR HANDS, AND ASKED THE TEACHERS TO INSTRUCT THE WELL IN THIS FIELD.

    YOUNG PIONEERS BASED AT THE TRAINING CAMP GAVE A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS FOR THE VISITING MINISTER AND OTHER GOVERNMENT LEADERS BEFORE THE TEACHERS' DIPLOMAS WERE AWARDED.

    THE TEACHERS AND MEMBERS OF THE YOUNG PIONEERS MARCHED PAST THE MINISTER AFTER THE AWARD CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XMCFXZ8OTELOHRC1PKGR4R0S
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XMCFXZ8OTELOHRC1PKGR4R0S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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