• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA AT THE WEEKEND DECLARED OPEN THE 42ND LUSAKA AGRICULTURAL SHOW.?

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    VARIOUS EXHIBITS; KAUNDA ARRIVING AND GREETED; MAKING SPEECH - SOUND ON FILM; INSPECTING CATTLE.



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    KAUNDA: "I WISH HOWEVER, IN THE FIRST PLACE, TO SAY HOW SORRY WE ARE THAT PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE IS UNABLE TO BE HERE TODAY TO PERFORM THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT ANNUAL EVENT IN OUR COUNTRY. I WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE OUR DEAR BRETHREN THAT WE IN ZAMBIA FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REASONS WHY HE IS NOT WITH US TODAY."




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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA AT THE WEEKEND DECLARED OPEN THE 42ND LUSAKA AGRICULTURAL SHOW. PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS OFFICIATING IN PLACE OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, CURRENTLY ENGAGED WITH CIVIL PROBLEMS IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.

    THE LUSAKA AGRICULTURAL SHOW DRAWS TOGETHER THE AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT OF SURROUNDING DISTRICTS TO FORM A DISPLAY OF ZAMBIAN PRIMARY GROWTH.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA INSPECTED CATTLE, OTHER LIVESTOCK AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT EXHIBITS AT THE SHOW, AND MADE A SPEECH IN WHICH HE DISCUSSED THE ZAMBIAN ADVANCE IN PRIMARY PRODUCE.

    LATER HE SPOKE ABOUT THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE OF PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT. HE WAS NOT THEN AWARE OF THE CIVIL UNREST IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MUC08IEUALXJQ576356ILRV6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MUC08IEUALXJQ576356ILRV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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