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    The 14th ordinary session of the African Labour Conference opened in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday (30 March).

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    The 14th ordinary session of the African Labour Conference opened in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday (30 March).

    Attending the conference were ministers from Angola, Benin, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia and the host nation, Sierra Leone.

    They elected Mr. George Gobio-Lamin, Sierra Leone's Labour Minister, the new Chairman to the Conference. He succeeds the Gabonese Labour Minister, Jerome Okinda.

    Also attending the meeting were the Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), William Eteki Mboumoua and the Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Francis Blanchard.

    During his speech, Mr. Mboumoua called for improvements in the living conditions of all African people. He reminded delegates of the 1963 objectives of the OAU--to work out ways of improving industrial conditions and developing technology within the continent.

    The conference was opened by President Siaka Stevens of Sierra Leone. In his opening address, the President said that Africa and other 'Third World' countries cannot afford the luxury of industrial disputes. He urged the labour ministers to anticipate the needs of the workers.

    SYNOPSIS: Freetown, Sierra Leone, was the site for a conference of African Labour Ministers on Tuesday. Representatives from 13 countries attended the first session of the conference, which had been opened by Sierra Leone's President Siaka Stevens.

    Mr. Mboumoua, Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, also attended the meeting. He called for improvements in the living conditions of all African people. Sierra Leone's Vice-President, Sorie Koroma, heard Mr. Mboumoua go on to call for greater industrial effort.

    A new Chairman was also elected to the conference. Mr. Gobio-Lamin, Sierra Leone's Labour Minister, succeeded Mr. Okinda, his Gabonese counterpart. Other delegates will be arriving later to take part in the conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DR1T4WNUEWGZJKD50SMS1HLY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DR1T4WNUEWGZJKD50SMS1HLY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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