• Short Summary

    The Premier of Tanzania, Rashidi Kawawa, and First Vice-President, Aboved Jumbe, attended celebrations on Monday (12 January) marking the 12th anniversary of the revolutions on the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar.

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    The Premier of Tanzania, Rashidi Kawawa, and First Vice-President, Aboved Jumbe, attended celebrations on Monday (12 January) marking the 12th anniversary of the revolutions on the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar.

    Mr. Kawawa laid the foundation stone of a children's playground being built at Chake Chake on Pemba Island at a cost of 5.9 million shillings (about GBP3,529 sterling). He praised the country's achievements since the revolution but urged the people to increase their efforts and not be satisfied with their results so far. After laying the stone he made a tour of the various activities for children at the playground.

    Later on Monday, Mr. Jumbe, President of the Afro -Shirazi Party of Zanzibar and First Vie-President of Tanzania, arrived at Chake Chake to inspect a guard of honour and watch a march past by children, members of the armed forces and various groups from Pemba.

    In a speech to several thousand people, Mr. Jumbe said that he had heard of plans to invade the country by the former Sultan of Zanzibar. He announced that the Afro-Shirazi Government was ready for this and would crush any such attempts.

    Before their independence in 1963 the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar had been under British administration. Following the revolution in January of 1964, which led to the overthrow of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the two islands joined with the former country of Tanganyika to create the United Republic of Tanzania.

    SYNOPSIS: A children's playground on Pemba Island in Tanzania where Premier Rashidi Kawawa officiated at celebrations to mark the 12th anniversary of the island's revolution. The playground is being built at a cost of three and a half thousand pounds sterling.

    After unveiling the foundation stone Mr. Kawawa congratulated the people on their achievements since independence and urged them to increase their efforts for the future. He said that the children should be trained to become the leaders of the future. The Premier later made a tour of the playground's facilities which include a ferris wheel and a specially constructed track for toy cars.

    The ceremony was attended by over two hundred people including diplomats and guests from overseas.

    Later in the day, Aboved Jumbe, First Vice-President of Tanzania, arrived to address a rally in Chake Chake. Mr. Jumbe is also the President of the ruling Afro-Shirazi Party in Zanzibar. After reviewing a guard of honour, he went on to speak to a rally of several thousand people. He said he had heard that the deposed Sultan had plans to invade Zanzibar. He added that the Government was ready for this and any such attempt would be crushed.

    The islands of Pemba and Zanzibar received their independence from Britain in 1963. In January of the following year a revolution led to the overthrow of the ruling Sultan. The two islands then joined with the former country of Tanganyika to create the United Republic of Tanzania.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Q43NTW1VN6UOD4XTGY360A6E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Q43NTW1VN6UOD4XTGY360A6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
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    N/A

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