Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley has reaffirmed his country's support for nationalist guerrillas fighting in Southern Africa.
Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley has reaffirmed his country's support for nationalist guerrillas fighting in Southern Africa. On Wednesday (12 September), during his four-day visit to Tanzania, Mr. Manley promised not only moral and matrical support, but also to send volunteers to fight with the guerrillas. The Prime Minister said that if many countries made concrete contributions "this liberation straggle" would bear fruit sooner than expected.
Mr. Manley arrived in Dar as Salaam, the Tanzanian capital, to a "red carpet" welcome on Tuesday (11 September). He was greeted by President Julius Nyerere, Prime Minister Reshidi Kawawa, Foreign Minister John Malecela and other Tanzanian Government officials. The Jamaican Prime Minister inspected a guard of honour and watched a group of traditional dancers on the airport apron. There was a State banquet at night.
On Tuesday, Mr. Manley addressed students at the Kivukoni College, which specialises in political education for leaders of the ruling Tanganyikan African National Union Party, and where he made his remarks in support of the guerrillas. Later, he began round of wide-ranging talks with President Nyerere.