• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL ON FRIDAY (8 MARCH) DELIVERED HIS GOVERNMENT'S POLICY STATEMENT TO THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL ON FRIDAY (8 MARCH) DELIVERED HIS GOVERNMENT'S POLICY STATEMENT TO THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. THE FIRST MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY SINCE THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS OF FEBRUARY 25, IN WHICH PRESIDENT SENGHOR WAS OVERWHELMINGLY RETURNED FOR ANOTHER TERM AS HEAD OF STATE, WAS HELD ON THURSDAY WHEN M. LAMINE GUEYE WAS RE-ELECTED ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR CALLED ON THE SENEGAL PEOPLE TO QUADRUPLE THEIR OUTPUT AND TREBLE THEIR INCOME IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS. HE URGED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO EXTEND THE COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT PLAN FROM 24 YEARS, SPLIT INTO SIX FOUR YEAR PERIODS, TO 30 YEARS.

    HE SAID THAT WITHIN 30 YEARS SENEGAL MOST MAKE ITS ENTRY INTO INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY AND THIS MEANT INCREASING THE COUNTRY'S GROSS INTERNAL PRODUCTION BY 400 PER CENT AND TRIPLING ITS INCOME.

    HE TOLD THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - "WE CAN DO IT. WE ARE NOT IN A DESPERATE POSITION LIKE SOME COUNTRIES".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JXWMVMPZH7X2J6URQ8U23BJY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JXWMVMPZH7X2J6URQ8U23BJY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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