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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF THE CONGOLESE REPUBLIC ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT HE AND ALL MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT, ARE TO MAKE PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS A SOLIDARITY FUND TO HELP AREAS HIT BY THE 1964 REBELLION.

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    PRESIDENT MOBUTU ARRIVING BY RIVER AT BOLOBO; HELICOPTER FLYPAST; ARRIVAL AND WELCOME IN KINSHASA.




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    Background: PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF THE CONGOLESE REPUBLIC ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT HE AND ALL MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT, ARE TO MAKE PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS A SOLIDARITY FUND TO HELP AREAS HIT BY THE 1964 REBELLION. THE PRESIDENT RETURNED FROM A TOUR OF THE HARDHIT EASTERN PROVINCES EARLY THIS WEEK.

    THE GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTION TO 'OPERATION KISANGANI' (TAKING ITS NAME FROM THE CAPITAL OF THE EASTERN PROVINCES) IS EXPECTED TO AMOUNT TO 4,240 THOUSAND CONGOLESE FRANCS (ABOUT GBP10,000 STERLING). THE PRESIDENT AND HIS MINISTERS HAVE AGREED TO A SALARY REDUCTION DURING THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR. FUNDS WILL BE COLLECTED THROUGHOUT APRIL.

    THE PRESIDENT'S FINAL PORT OF CALL BEFORE RETURNING TO THE CAPITAL WAS BOLOBO. HERE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF ONE OF HIS CHILDREN, THE PRESIDENT WAS HONOURED WITH THE TRADITIONAL OFFERING OF FISH AND A LAMB, BEFORE BEING BORNE ALOFT TO THE BOAT WHICH WAS TO CARRY HIM TO KINSHASA. A FLEET OF HELICOPTERS OF THE ARMED FORCES PERFORMED THE AERIAL SALUTE AS HE ENTERED THE BOAT.

    HE RETURNED TO KINSHASA IN TIME FOR THE OPENING OF THE SPRING SESSION OF THE CONGOLESE PARLIAMENT ON MONDAY (3 APRIL). A DETACHMENT OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY FORMED A GUARD OF HONOUR AS THE PRESIDENT WAS AGAIN CARRIED HIGH ON THE SHOULDERS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VOLUNTARY ARMY.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU LEAVES FOR HIS NEXT PROVINCIAL TOUR IN ABOUT ONE WEEK'S TIME.

    (THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE CONGOLESE PARLIAMENT OPENED AT THE PALAIS DES NATIONS ON APRIL 3RD. IT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A NEW CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN ADOPTED FOR THE REPUBLIC. HOWEVER, IT IS WIDELY EXPECTED THAT THE TWO HOUSES WILL BE DISSOLVED BEFORE THE THREE-MONTH SESSION ENDS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS2SEB0LT96PAL94KRDOR4Z1H
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS2SEB0LT96PAL94KRDOR4Z1H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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