• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA VISITED LUBUMBASHI, CAPITAL OF THE KATANGA PROVINCE, ON NOVEMBER THE 11TH TO COMMEMORATE THE ARMISTICE ENDING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA VISITED LUBUMBASHI, CAPITAL OF THE KATANGA PROVINCE, ON NOVEMBER THE 11TH TO COMMEMORATE THE ARMISTICE ENDING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. LARGE CROWDS GREETED THE PRESIDENT AS HE DROVE THROUGH LUBUMBASHI.

    ALL OFFICIALS OF THE KATANGA PROVINCE GREETED THE PRESIDENT. M. ENGULU, THE GOVERNOR OF KATANGA, SAID THAT UNDER PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S RULE, THE PROVINCE HAD PROSPERED. THE PRESIDENT CONGRATULATED THE PEOPLE OF KATANGA FOR THEIR CIVIC SPIRIT AND THEIR WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY. HE PROMISED THEM THE GOVERNMENT'S HELP IN FUTURE EXPANSION.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU LAID A WREATH AT THE MEMORIAL FOR CONGOLESE SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN HE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS. OTHER OFFICIALS, INCLUDING GOVERNOR ENGULU ALSO LAID WREATHS. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR CONGOLESE SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN CAMEROUN, UGANDA AND EAST AFRICA. AMONG THE OFFICIALS PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE GENERAL BOBOZO, THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY, M. NSINGA, THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR; M. EKAMBA, PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF WAR VETERANS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S VISIT TO LUBUMBASHI PRECEDED THE COUNTRYWIDE CELEBRATIONS ON NOVEMBER 23 AND 24 TO MARK THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMING TO POWER. DURING THE CELEBRATIONS THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT CONGO-KINSHASA HAD MADE TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC PROGRESS SINCE HE CAME TO POWER. HE SAID THAT THE CONGO'S RESERVES AMOUNTED TO 67 MILLION POUNDS STERLING. INVESTMENTS TOTALLED ABOUT 42 MILLION POUNDS STERLING COMPARED TO 250-THOUSAND POUNDS BETWEEN 1960 AND 1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KQOO0L3A5GXNUZIBDNODXUMI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KQOO0L3A5GXNUZIBDNODXUMI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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