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    DR. HASTINGS BANDA MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AS NYASALAND'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER IN BLANTYRE?

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    DR. HASTINGS BANDA MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AS NYASALAND'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER IN BLANTYRE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    SWORN IN LAST FRIDAY, DR. BANDA WAS AT BLANTYRE'S RANGELEY STADIUM YESTERDAY TO ATTEND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CELEBRATIONS MARKING NYASALAND'S NEW STATUS AS A SELF-GOVERNING COUNTRY.

    DR. BANDA TOOK THE SALUTE AT A CEREMONIAL MARCHPAST OF POLICE WHOM HE WARNED, ALONG WITH OTHER CIVIL SERVANTS, NOT TO PLAY ANY PART IN POLITICS, OPENLY OR SECRETLY.

    THE POLICE PARADE WAS FOLLOWED BY MARCHPAST OF MEMBERS OF THE MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY EXECUTIVE, MINISTER, AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AS WELL AS WOMEN'S AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS.

    ON THE LESS FORMAL SIDE, THE DAY'S PROGRAMME INCLUDED CYCLE RACES, NETBALL AND FOOTBALL MATCHES, AND TRADITIONAL DANCES. BRITAIN'S OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT WERE THE GOVERNOR AND LADY JONES.

    (DR BANDA LATER TOLD A MASS MEETING THAT NYASALAND WOULD SECEDE FROM THE FEDERATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2T34QA9A4W17NWT6KXCLN5EC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2T34QA9A4W17NWT6KXCLN5EC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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