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    President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya called on the world's richest nations to stop taking decisions on the world's money system "in isolation from the bulk of mankind" when he performed the state opening of Parliament at Nairobi on Tuesday. (25 March)
    In his speech from the throne he said: "I am convinced that there can be no satisfactory long-term answer to world monetary problems so long as decisions are taken by just a few countries in isolation from the bulk of mankind".

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    President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya called on the world's richest nations to stop taking decisions on the world's money system "in isolation from the bulk of mankind" when he performed the state opening of Parliament at Nairobi on Tuesday. (25 March)
    In his speech from the throne he said: "I am convinced that there can be no satisfactory long-term answer to world monetary problems so long as decisions are taken by just a few countries in isolation from the bulk of mankind".

    World financial decisions could have very serious consequences for developing nations, he added.

    Mr. Kenyatta also announced that his Government was going to bring in a Bill enabling Kenya to collect its own income tax from January 1, 1974. At present, the East African Community - an economic grouping of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania - has handled income tax collecting for the three countries. A locally administered Sales Tax also will be introduced.

    The President also told Parliament that since independence the Government had found farms for 55,000 landless Africans and that nearly 2 million acres (25 million hectares) of land once owned by white settlers had been bought by individual African farmers.

    President Kenyatta also referred to the decision to locate the new United Nations Environment Secretariat in nairobi. The Kenyan capital was becoming "a third world centre of international activity" and plans would be made there "on which human survival depends", he said.

    SYNOPSIS; The tenth session of Kenya's National Assembly was formally opened by President Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi on Tuesday.

    Mama Ngina Kenyatta, wife of the President, was first to arrive for the state opening ceremony. During the parliamentary session the country will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Kenya's independence from Britain. And on the Government's front bench will be some of the men who were there ten years ago.

    The Kenyan Army Commander, Major General Mulinge and the House Speaker Frederick Matu greeted President Kenyatta outside the Parliament building.

    President Kenyatta in his speech from the throne called on the world's richest nations to stop taking decisions on the international monetary system in what he called "isolation from the bulk of mankind". Serious consequences resulted for developing countries.

    He said there could be no long-term satisfactory answer to world monetary problems while such decisions were taken in isolation. The President announced the that Government was going to bring in a Bill enabling Kenya to collect its own income tax from the beginning of next year, and also a locally administered Sales Tax.

    At present, the East African Community, an economic grouping of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, collects income tax. President Kenyatta also said that since independence, the Government had found farms for fifty-five-thousand landless Africans. Nearly two million acres owned by white settlers had been bought by individual African ???
    President Kenyatta, who is now in his eighties, walked briskly into the chamber to deliver his address. Trumpeters blew a fanfare, and the President acknowledged a standing ovation from what is considered one of the most stable Parliaments in Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FODVE0GUWPIH2QUKR2KWPI8B
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FODVE0GUWPIH2QUKR2KWPI8B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    N/A

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