In Chad, two days of meetings (Oct. 1-2) have been held to discuss the "state of the nation" in the central African country.
In Chad, two days of meetings (Oct. 1-2) have been held to discuss the "state of the nation" in the central African country. President Tombalbaye addressed the gathering and told the people: have confidence in your leaders.
This film, from cameraman Bourma Ali, shows highlights of the meeting. (Editors please refer to our production 11769/71 Chad: Women flock to rally in support of President Tombalbaye, also serviced today.)
SYNOPSIS: At Fort Lamy, Chad, a meeting has been held to discuss the present situation in the country. The crowd heard President Francois Tombalbaye speak of what he called the good and promising future of the country. He said that after eleven years of independence, most of the country's affairs were in the hands of its people.
The meeting, which lasted two days, was held in concorde stadium in Fort Lamy. It was addressed by many speakers in the thirteen languages common to the central African republic. Notice of the meeting had been given by the present's office and it was broadcast by the National radio station.
The meeting followed hard on clashes between government forces and rebels and a reshuffle of the cabinet by President Tombalbaye. The main message of the two day meeting was: have confidence in your leaders. There was also talk of the aims of the imperialists on Chad and of recent resolutions passed by the national assembly of Chad.