• Short Summary

    Dahomey is in the process of setting up a new territorial administrative structure to govern the country and many young men have bene appointed to run it.

  • Description

    Dahomey is in the process of setting up a new territorial administrative structure to govern the country and many young men have bene appointed to run it.

    The Dahomey President Lieutenant Colonel Mathieu Kerekou, in an interview on Thursday (14 March), said young people had been deliberately appointed to run the new territorial administration to carry out a pledge made to the nation in 1972 - programme of national reconstruction to strengthen the economic, social and cultural structures of the country and at the same time make them more democratic.

    Dahomey's new system of administration does away with the present division into departments, sub prefectures, urban areas and districts.

    The new divisions will be The Province headed by a Prefect representing the central Government; The District run by a district head; The Rural of rural commune, administered by a revolutionary committee headed by a Mayor and The Village or City quarter administered by a local revolutionary committee.

    In the interview President Kerekou was asked what he was expecting from the young men who will run the territorial administration and from the new organisation itself.

    A translation of the Dahomey President's remarks follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CQMV2UV6X8JLC0KBHLCUKFP1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CQMV2UV6X8JLC0KBHLCUKFP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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