• Short Summary

    Sierra Leone schoolchildren lined the route of the new Lunsar/Makeni road while awaiting the arrival of Vice President Koroma for the opening ceremony.

  • Description

    Sierra Leone schoolchildren lined the route of the new Lunsar/Makeni road while awaiting the arrival of Vice President Koroma for the opening ceremony. The new road runs for thirty-eight miles, between the iron ore town of Lunsar and the town of Makeni. It cuts the old route by four miles. Financed by the Sierra Leone and West German Governments, it cost three million pounds Sterling and is twenty-four feet wide with five feet of hardshoulder on either side. It is designed to carry traffic at speeds of up to sixty miles per hour.

    Attending the opening ceremony were Vice President Koroma, the German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Karl Munch, and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

    SYNOPSIS: Built by West German contractors, and jointly financed by the Sierra leone and West German governments, the new Lunsar/Makeni road was recently crowded with school children. They were there to see Sierra Leon's Vice President Koroma carry out the official opening ceremony.

    The Vice President was accompanied by government officials, and by the West German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Karl Munch, seen here wearing sunglasses.

    Also attending the opening ceremony were members of the Diplomatic Corps. The new road was built at a cost of three million pounds Sterling, and people showed their interest in the project by turning out to see their Vice President cut the ceremonial tape. The new road runs for thirty-eight miles, between the iron ore town of Lunsar and the town of Makeni. It's designed to take traffic at speeds up to sixty miles an hour.

    The new road is part of a major development project for Sierra Leone.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXO8XP2ZFFKFMWDR43EWZGIJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXO8XP2ZFFKFMWDR43EWZGIJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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