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    TWENTY-THREE NEW ARMY OFFICERS LAST WEEK RECEIVED THEIR COMMISSIONS IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT THE STATE HOUSE IN FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE.

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    TWENTY-THREE NEW ARMY OFFICERS LAST WEEK RECEIVED THEIR COMMISSIONS IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT THE STATE HOUSE IN FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE. AFTER AN ADDRESS BY THE ACTING GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR. JUSTICE BANJA TEJAN-SIE, THE NEWLY COMMISSIONED OFFICERS WERE CONGRATULATED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. SIAKA STEVENS.

    AMONG THE GUEST WERE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MR. JUSTICE LUKE, THE WIFE OF THE ACTING GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MRS. BANJA TEJAN-SIE, VARIOUS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND HEADS OF CHURCHES IN FREETOWN.

    MR. BANJA TEJAN-SIE TOLD THE OFFICERS TO WORK AS A TEAM FORGETTING THE PAST AND FORGETTING ALSO ALL TRIBAL FACTIONS FOR THE CAUSE OF UNITY AND PEACE IN THE COUNTRY.

    HE SAID: "YOU ARE TAKING THE PLACES OF THOSE YOU OVERTHREW BECAUSE YOU FELL THEY WERE NOT SERVING THE COUNTRY SELFLESSLY, AND NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO SERVE THE NATION.

    IT IS A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, FOR THE NATION WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHAT YOU WILL DO".

    IN HIS ADDRESS, MR. STEVENS TOLD THE MEN THAT IT GAVE HIM GREAT PLEASURE TO CONGRATULATE THE MEN ON THEIR PROMOTIONS AS OFFICERS OF THE SIERRA LEONE MILITARY FORCES AND HE WISHED THEM EVERY SUCCESS IN THEIR CAREER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2G59FG9C3F2WLR1ZWT2IN7PQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G59FG9C3F2WLR1ZWT2IN7PQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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