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    THE NEWLY-ELECTED NORTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, HAS SPENT MUCH OF THE PAST?

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    THE NEWLY-ELECTED NORTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, HAS SPENT MUCH OF THE PAST WEEK INSPECTING UNITS OF THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN ARMY SINCE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT WERE CONSIDERING A MEMORANDUM FROM THE SOLDIERS, STATING THEIR CASE FOR BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONS. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HE ARRIVED IN NDOLA TO INSPECT LOCAL ARMY INSTALLATIONS.

    BEFORE THE AIR FORCE DAKOTA CARRYING MR. KAUNDA ARRIVED AT NDOLA AIRPORT, SECURITY POLICE CHECKED THE OFFICIAL CAR. AT THE AIRPORT THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER WAS GREETED BY SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE RHODESIAN ARMY.

    ARRIVING AT TUG ARGAN, THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN THE COPPERBELT, MR. KAUNDA WAS WELCOMED BY THE ARMY BAND. HE INSPECTED THE TROOPS ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR-GENERAL LEA, THE BRITISH OFFICER WHO IS IN OVERALL COMMAND OF THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN AND NYASALAND ARMED FORCES.

    MR. KAUNDA WATCHED MOBILE UNITS UNDER THE COMMAND OF BRITISH OFFICERS AND WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE WORK OF THE SIGNAL SECTION USING WALKIE-TALKIE RADIO SETS - HE EVEN HAD A GO AT IT HIMSELF.

    NOTICEABLY PASSING BY A DISPLAY OF BAYONET DRILL, HE WENT ON TO WATCH SOLDIERS ON AN ASSAULT COURSE.

    MR. KAUNDA'S RECENT VISITS TO ARMY UNITS FOLLOW RUMOURS THIS THE MEN WERE DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE. COMING SO SOON AFTER THE ARMY REVOLTS IN TANGANYIKA, UGANDA, AND KENYA, THE SOLDIERS GRIEVANCES IN NORTHERN RHODESIA ARE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY. BUT ALL OBSERVERS ARE AGREED THAT MR. KAUNDA'S ANNOUNCEMENT LAST MONDAY, PROMISING THE GOVERNMENT WOULD LOOK INTO THE ARMY'S CASE FOR BETTER CONDITIONS, MAY HAVE PREVENTED A CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CZ0R5PONNIN67WRWDJ5WN6DY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CZ0R5PONNIN67WRWDJ5WN6DY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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