• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT M. KAMUZU BANDA ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 25) OPENED A SIX-STORY BUILDING IN BLANTYRE. CALLED?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT M. KAMUZU BANDA ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 25) OPENED A SIX-STORY BUILDING IN BLANTYRE. CALLED DEVELOPMENT HOUSE, IT IS DESCRIBED BY THE MALAWI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WHICH BUILT IT, AS A SYMBOL OF THE FUTURE PROSPERITY OF THE NATION.

    DEVELOPMENT HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 15 MONTHS AND COST AN ESTIMATED GBP170,000. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTED GBP50,000 TO IT AS A FREE GRANT AND GBP30,000 AS A LONG-TERM INTEREST-FREE LOAN.

    APART FROM OFFICES, AND SHOPS, THE BUILDING WILL HOUSE THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE ISRAELI EMBASSY, AND THE DANISH CONSULATE.

    SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, PRESIDENT BANDA DENIED THAT SOUTH AFRICA WAS FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION OF MALAWI'S NEW CAPITAL AT LILONGWE, ESTIMATED TO COST GBP11,000,000 STERLING. HE SAID PERSISTENT SUGGESTIONS THAT THE MONEY WAS COMING FROM SOUTH AFRICA WERE MALICIOUS LIES.

    SYNOPSIS: THIS IS DEVELOPMENT HOUSE, A NEW BUILDING IN BLANTYRE, MALAWI, WHICH IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE MALAWI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT MET OVER HALF THE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND POUND STERLING COST OF DEVELOPMENT HOUSE, AND LENT ANOTHER THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS ON LONG-TERM INTEREST FREE TERMS.

    ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 25) PRESIDENT BANDA OPENED THE FINE NEW BUILDING, WHICH, APART FROM OFFICES AND SHOPS, WILL HOUSE ONE MINISTRY, SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE ISRAELI EMBASSY AND THE DANISH CONSULATE.

    IN A SPEECH AT THE OPENING CEREMONY THE MALAWI PRESIDENT DENIED THAT SOUTH AFRICA WAS FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIS COUNTRY's NEW CAPITAL OF LILONGWE. THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST ELEVEN MILLION POUNDS. PRESIDENT BANDA SAID PERSISTENT SUGGESTIONS THAT THE MONEY WAS COMING FROM SOUTH AFRICA WERE MALICIOUS LIES. IN THE AUDIENCE WAS A PARTY OF SIX BRITISH HP's WHO WERE ON A TEN-DAY TOUR OF MALAWI UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION.

    THE MALAWI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ??? DESCRIBED BY THE DEVELOPMENT HOUSE' A SYMBOL OF THE NATION'S PROSPERITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEZU9IDGU0DNI10T4DTJQQR4J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEZU9IDGU0DNI10T4DTJQQR4J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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