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    THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE PETAUKE CONSTITUENCY OF ZAMBIA, MR. E. CHIRWA, WAS AMONG?

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    THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE PETAUKE CONSTITUENCY OF ZAMBIA, MR. E. CHIRWA, WAS AMONG THE VISITORS AT THE ANNUAL SPORTS COMPETITION HELD BY THE SOUTHERN REGION YOUNG PIONEERS AT THE NASAWA BASE, MALAWI. FOUR YOUNG PIONEER BASES TOOK PART IN THE COMPETITION - AMALIKA, NASAWA, LIPINDA AND MAKANGA. AMALIKA TEAMS CAME OUT ON TOP IN BOTH THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S EVENTS.

    MR. CHIRWA WAS INTRODUCED BY MR. KAPHWITI BANDA, MINISTER IN CHARGE OF THE YOUNG PIONEERS, AND THE ZAMBIAN VISITOR LATER PRESENTED A TUG-OF-WAR TROPHY TO THE MAKA'GA YOUNG PIONEERS.

    THE YOUNG PIONEERS MOVEMENT STEMS FROM THE NYASALAND AFRICAN CONGRESS YOUTH LEAGUE - A POLITICAL ORGANISATION - FORMED IN 1958. BANNED IN 1959, IT WAS REFORMED IN 1963 AS THE YOUNG PIONEERS. DR. HASTINGS BANDA OPENED SIX TRAINING BASES AT NASAWA, CHOLO, CHITIPA, MAKANGA AND FORT JOHNSON, WITH SEVERAL MORE BASES PLANNED.

    IN ADDITION TO TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE BASIC AGRICULTURE, THE YOUNG PIONEER CAMPS ORGANISE GYMNASTICS, HIKES, COMPETITIVE GAMES, AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE LEARN CAMP CRAFT SKILLS AS WELL AS BASIC MILITARY TRAINING.

    THE AMALIKA BASE DOMINATED EVERY GAME IN THE COMPETITION, AND THEY RECEIVED TWO CUPS AND TWO FOOTBALLS AS PRIZES. THE ONLY EVENT IN WHICH THEY WERE BEATEN WAS THE TUG-OF-WAR WHERE MAKANGA BASE TOOK THE HONOURS.

    THE RESULTS WERE: MENS' EVENTS: AMALIKA (724 POINTS): NASAWA (641): LIPINDA (494): MAKANGA (468). WOMENS' EVENTS: AMALIKA (456): NASAWA (417): LIPINDA (330).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TDT6UTCX5P7JOOHGI8ZFZ5RO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TDT6UTCX5P7JOOHGI8ZFZ5RO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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