• Short Summary

    KENYA'S NEW NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE TOOK OVER THE RIFLE RANGE CAMP AND BARRACKS IN NAIROBI, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), FROM THE BRITISH ARMY.

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    KENYA'S NEW NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE TOOK OVER THE RIFLE RANGE CAMP AND BARRACKS IN NAIROBI, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), FROM THE BRITISH ARMY. THE CAMP WILL BE USED TO HOUSE RECRUITS TO THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANISATION, FORMED TO EASE THE COUNTRY'S UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS.

    AT THE HAND-OVER CEREMONY, THE BRITISH ARMY WAS REPRESENTED BY BRIGADIER BLACKMAN, FROM STAFF HEADQUARTERS. HE HANDED THE BARRACK KEYS TO KENYA'S MINISTER FOR LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. BRITAIN'S ACTING HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR KENYA WAS ALSO PRESENT. FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, THE PARTY TOURED THE CAMP AND BARRACKS, WATCHING FIRST RECRUITS TO THE SERVICE IN TRAINING.

    KENYA'S NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE IS NOT A MILITARY ORGANISATION. YOUNG MEN WITHOUT JOBS ARE ENROLLED INTO THE SERVICE FOR A YEAR, DURING WHICH THEY RECEIVE TRAINING - INCLUDING DRILL, BUT NO WEAPON INSTRUCTION-BEFORE BEING SENT TO WORK ON AGRICULTURAL, ROAD AND OTHER NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

    THE BARRACKS HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY THE BRITISH ARMY FREE OF CHARGE. ALTHOUGH THE OLDEST IN THE COUNTRY, THE KENYA OFFICER IN CHARGE SAYS THEY WILL SERVE THE SERVICE'S PURPOSE WELL. DURING THE NEXT YEAR MORE THAN A THOUSAND YOUTHS ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH.

    BRITAIN IS ALSO SUPPLYING SEVEN OFFICERS TO ASSIST WITH TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND ONE SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74CVY9DSLH4OYK7DKXJOTCUKN
    Media URN:
    VLVA74CVY9DSLH4OYK7DKXJOTCUKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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