• Short Summary

    In an address to Assembly delegates in Kinshasa on Monday (October 11) President Mobutu launched a war against corruption.

  • Description

    In an address to Assembly delegates in Kinshasa on Monday (October 11) President Mobutu launched a war against corruption.

    The warning came during a General Policy speech in which the President announced the 1972 budget for Congo-Kinshasa as 275 million pounds (sterling). President Mobutu warned against over-spending and bad management by government departments. He explained that budget receipts had been reduced by 22.5 million pounds sterling because of smuggling of the nation's riches, often carried out in complicity with Congolese citizens. He said the nation faced a monetary crisis and there would be no wage increases in 1972, with the exception of doctors.

    SYNOPSIS: In order to help solve economic problems caused by corruption and smuggling in the Congo Democratic Republic, President Mobutu launched a war against corruption at a meeting of the Assembly delegates in Kinshasa last Monday.

    The President has had to deal with a monetary crisis caused by what he called the departure of industrialised countries from their traditional political and economic policies. The President has warned against over-spending by government departments. He also warned against bad management and has threatened to dismiss officials who do not back the economic measures.

    The President said that budget receipts had been reduced by 22.5 million pounds sterling because of smuggling of the Congo-Kinshasa's riches. The smuggling of valuable natural resources has often been carried out in complicity with Congolese citizens.

    The President said that while the monetary arises existed there would be he wage increases in 1972 except for doctors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADL93IM5AXC5PZV1PS3QTCXDN
    Media URN:
    VLVAADL93IM5AXC5PZV1PS3QTCXDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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