Guyana's prime Minister Forbes Burnham continued his African tour with a brief official visit to Liberia on Saturday (September 15).
Guyana's prime Minister Forbes Burnham continued his African tour with a brief official visit to Liberia on Saturday (September 15). Though he stayed only a matter of hours, the Guyaneseleader packed in a busy schedule.
He, his wife and three daughters were welcomed at James Spriggs Payne Airfield by Liberian leaders headed by President William Tolbert.
At a brief imporm???tu press conference, Mr. Forbes Burnham told newsmen that the recent shooting of twelve African workers in South Africa indicated that the only way to rid the continent of colonialism and racism was by resorting to force. Attempts at peaceful persuasion had, he said, failed.
The two leaders then drove through cheering crowds to Monrovia's Executive Mansion, where at a state luncheon President Tolbert hailed the visit as a further stride along the road to reunion of the negro race. The five-hour stay ended with the visitors being entertained by traditional dances performed by the Liberian National Cultural Troupe.