• Short Summary

    ANOTHER STEP IN THE PROCESS OF INDEPENDENCE FOR NORTHERN RHODESIA WAS COMPLETED ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 25) WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER, DR.

  • Description

    ANOTHER STEP IN THE PROCESS OF INDEPENDENCE FOR NORTHERN RHODESIA WAS COMPLETED ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 25) WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER, DR. KENNETH KAUNDA, WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE OF ZAMBIA; THE NAME BY WHICH THE TERRITORY WILL BE KNOWN AFTER OCTOBER 24.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE THE HIGH COURT BUILDING IN LUSAKA, WHERE DR. KAUNDA WAS DECLARED ELECTED BY SIR DIARMID CONROY, THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NORTHERN RHODESIA.

    LATER, DR. KAUNDA TOLD A LARGE CROWD GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE COURT BUILDING THAT HE COULD ONLY SUCCEED IN HIS TASK AS PRESIDENT IF HE WAS GIVEN THE CO-OPERATION OF ALL CITIZENS. HE PLEDGED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON RACIAL OR POLITICAL GROUNDS IN THE PROVISION OF SUCH THINGS AS HOSPITALS OR SCHOOLS IN AN INDEPENDENT ZAMBIA.

    HE ALSO PAID A WARM TRIBUTE TO SIR EVELYN HONE, THE GOVERNOR OF NORTHERN RHODESIA FOR THE SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TRANSITIONAL PERIOD IN ITS HISTORY.

    THE LARGE CROWD, MANY WEARING ZAMBIA SHIRTS, WERE LINED WITH CHILDREN CARRYING BOLDLY INSCRIBED PLACARDS BEARING SENTIMENTS LIKE "GOD WILLING FOR DR. KEN TO BE LIFE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA."
    DR. KAUNDA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE UNOPPOSED, BUT HAD THERE BEEN ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS THE VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT BY MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. HOWEVER, FUTURE ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE WILL BE DECIDED BY THE ELECTORATE AT THE POLLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0QZB0SMIQ0W0L7D1V2BQ6EG1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0QZB0SMIQ0W0L7D1V2BQ6EG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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