• Short Summary

    ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ASSERTED THAT ZAMBIA WOULD OVERCOME THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM RHODESIA'S UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

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    ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ASSERTED THAT ZAMBIA WOULD OVERCOME THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM RHODESIA'S UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. OPENING A FOUR-DAY NATIONAL CONVENTION ON DEVELOPMENT PLANS, PRESIDENT KAUNDA SAID: "THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE POLITICAL GRAVE IN CENTRAL AFRICA AND THAT IS FOR REBEL IAN SMITH".

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS ACCORDED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME BY THE 800 DELEGATES AND CABINET MINISTERS ATTENDING THE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. OUTLINING THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, THE PRESIDENT HINTED AT A POSSIBLE PRICE FREEZE WHEN HE WARNED AGAINST THE DANGERS OF INFLATION. HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS DISTURBED THAT SOME SECTORS OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE WERE TAKING DELIBERATE ADVANTAGE OF TRANSPORT AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS TO IMPOSE INFLATED PROFITS.

    AGAIN REFERRING TO NEIGHBOURING RHODESIA, PRESIDENT KAUNDA SAID ZAMBIA WOULD NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT GROW. "ZAMBIA HAS THE ABILITY, THE WILL AND THE ECONOMIC STRENGTH TO TURN THE U.D.I. CURSE INTO A BLESSING", HE SAID.

    ON THE PREVIOUS DAY (TUESDAY) AT NDOLA AIRPORT, ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WERE ENGAGED IN AIRLIFTING TEACHERS TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN REMOTE AREAS FOR THE NEW TERM STARTING ON JANUARY 19. AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN THE ZAMBIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO SUPPLY ALL THE REMOTE AREAS WITH TEACHERS. THIS INVOLVED THE IMPORTATION OF TEACHERS FROM ETHIOPIA, NIGERIA, MALAWI, TANZANIA, KENYA, UGANDA, INDIA, CEYLON AND BRITAIN. MOST OF THE TEACHERS WERE ENGAGED ON THREE-YEAR EXPATRIATE CONTRACTS, AFTER WHICH, IT IS HOPED, THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY ZAMBIAN TEACHERS WHO WILL HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN THE MEANTIME.

    THE BRITISH TEACHERS AT THE AIRPORT ON TUESDAY WERE BOUND FOR AIRSTRIPS AT FORT ROSEBERY, KASAMA AND ABERCORN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3V4928OZWWI2WW1T238TEO3ON
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V4928OZWWI2WW1T238TEO3ON
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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