• Short Summary

    FORMER TANZANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER OSCAR KAMBONA IS CURRENTLY TRAVELLING THROUGH NIGERIA ON A LECTURE TOUR.?

  • Description


    MR. KAMBONA BEING INTERVIEWED -- SOUND ON FILM THROUGHOUT.



    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: MR. KAMBONA WHAT IS THE PRIME PURPOSE OF YOUR PRESENT VISIT TO NIGERIA?



    KAMBONA: WELL, AS YOU KNOW I WAS INVITED BY THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TOP COME HERE FOR A LECTURE TOUR. AND NATURALLY I ACCEPTED TO COME.



    INTERVIEWER: WELL, AS A MAN WHO HAS OCCUPIED A VERY HIGH POST IN YOUR COUNTRY'S ADMINISTRATION FOR SOME TIME, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PRESENT POLITICS IN TANZANIA?



    KAMBONA: WELL, AS I SAID THAT I HAVE BEEN IN THE POLITICS OF TANZANIA, TRYING TO MAKE MY OWN LITTLE CONTRIBUTION IN MY OWN WAY, MY OWN SMALL WAY, I FEEL A BIT UNEASY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AT PRESENT IN TANZANIA BECAUSE I HAVE MY CONCERN THAT THE EVENTS ARE LEADING TOWARDS ESTABLISHMENT OF DICTATORSHIP IN THE COUNTRY.



    INTERVIEWER: (INDISTINCT)... ARE THE PEOPLE WHO SHARE THIS POINT OF VIEW WITH YOU?



    KAMBONA: WELL, I THINK I SHOULD ADMIT THAT THERE'S NO WAY OF PLANNING AT LEAST HOW TO, BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, IN TANZANIA THERE'S ONLY ONE PARTY AND THIS IS ONE PARTY BY LAW. THERE IS NO WAY OF FINDING OUT, NUT I BELIEVE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE JUST AS UNHAPPY AS I AM.



    INTERVIEWER: NOW IF YOU FEEL THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE AS UNHAPPY AS YOU ARE, WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD BE THE LIKELY TURN OF EVENTS IN TANZANIA IN THE NEAR FUTURE?



    KAMBONA: I WOULDN'T LIKE TO FORECAST WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE IT ALL DEPENDS UPON HOW LONG THE PEOPLE OF TANZANIA SUBMITS TO THIS SORT OF AUTHORITARIAN RULE.



    INTERVIEWER: DOCTOR NYERERE WHO IS PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA TODAY, HAS AN ACCORD WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF UGANDA AND KENYA IN THE FEDERATION OF THE ARUSHA PLAN WHICH IS MEANT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EAST AFRICA. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THOSE LEADERS WHO SHARED THIS COMMON ACCORD WITH DR, NYERERE.



    KAMBONA: WELL, I WOULDN'T LIKE TO SPEAK FOR KENYA OR UGANDA, BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW I'M NOT COMING FROM UGANDA AND I'M NOT COMING FROM KENYA. WHAT MY CONCERN IS TANZANIA ITSELF, BECAUSE IF TANZANIA HAS CHOSEN THE ROAD TO SOCIALISM AND THEN IT AGREES TO COME INTO THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY MY CONCERN IS HOW IS TANZANIA GOING TO PROTECT ITS SOCIALISM. BECAUSE THE OTHER TWO ARE NOT SOCIALIST STATES. THAT'S THE FIRST ONE -- THE SECOND ONE IS THAT WHETHER THIS EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY WILL SERVE EAST AFRICANS, OR IS IT SERVING THE FOREIGN POWERS IS USING THE MARKET FOR EAST AFRICA. THERE ISN'T ENOUGH INDUSTRIALIZATION IN EAST AFRICA, AND I BELIEVE THAT THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, IF NOT WE ARE CAREFUL, MAY BE USED BY FOREIGN POWERS.



    INTERVIEWER: WHAT IS THE FUTURE PLAN, MR. KAMBONA, AS FAR AS YOUR COMMITMENT TO TANZANIA OS CONCERNED.



    KAMBONA: FIRST OF ALL, SINCE I RESIGNED VOLUNTARILY I THINK BEST FOR ME IS TO REST AND I'M EARNING MY REST, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I BELIEVE THAT IN AFRICA TODAY YOU NEED AFRICANS TO THINK AGAIN AND LOOK AT THE PROBLEMS SERIOUSLY, AS TO WHAT HAS GONE WRONG, AND WHEN THEN AFTER THIS PERHAPS, IF THE PEOPLE OF TANZANIA WANT MY CONTRIBUTION I'LL BE READY TO GO.



    INTERVIEWER: WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. KAMBONA......



    KAMBONA: THANK YOU.




    Initials DHC/VS/JH/SS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FORMER TANZANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER OSCAR KAMBONA IS CURRENTLY TRAVELLING THROUGH NIGERIA ON A LECTURE TOUR. MR,. KAMBONA EXILED IN LONDON SINCE HE FELL OUT WITH TANZANIAN PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE, WAS INTERVIEWED ON SATURDAY AT VICTORIA ISLAND, IN LAGOS, THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL.

    MR. KAMBONA BEGAN HIS LECTURE TOUR ON JUNE 4, AND WILL SPEND 12 DAYS VISITING TOWNS AND CITIES IN LAGOS. IN THE INTERVIEW, HE WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT CURRENT POLITICAL TRENDS IN TANZANIA:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5D4ZY9RF9A27P4XAX009BIWI4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D4ZY9RF9A27P4XAX009BIWI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment