• Short Summary

    DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES AND FROM THE UNITED NATIONS ATTENDED THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF A NEW TRAINING BASE FOR MALAWI'S YOUNG PIONEERS AT NENO RECENTLY.

  • Description

    DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES AND FROM THE UNITED NATIONS ATTENDED THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF A NEW TRAINING BASE FOR MALAWI'S YOUNG PIONEERS AT NENO RECENTLY.

    THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY MR. ALEKE BANDA, MALAWI'S MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, WHO IS ALSO THE COMMANDER OF THE YOUNG PIONEERS MOVEMENT.

    ON ARRIVAL AT NENO, THE DIPLOMATS AND OFFICIALS WERE ENTERTAINED TO TRADITIONAL DANCING AND SINGING BY CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

    THE NENO TRAINING BASE, LOCATED ON A 2,000-ACRE ESTATE, STARTED FUNCTIONING IN JANUARY AND IS ONE OF FIVE NEW BASES RECENTLY OPENED BY MR. ALEKE BANDA, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TRAINING BASES IN THE COUNTRY TO 13.

    THE NENO BASE STARTED WITH A COMPLEMENT OF 50 BOYS UNDER THE COMMAND OF MR. S.C. MHANGO, A FORMER TRAINEE OF THE CHITIPA YOUNG PIONEER BASE IN THE NORTHERN REGION. PLANS INCLUDE THE CLEARANCE OF SOME 56 ACRES FOR CULTIVATION THIS YEAR AND THE INCREASE OF PIONEER MEMBERS TO 75 BOYS IN THE SAME PERIOD. THE CLEARED ACREAGE WILL BE INCREASED ANNUALLY UNTIL MOST OF THE 2,000 ACRES IS UNDER CULTIVATION.

    THE PIONEERS AT NENO WILL LEARN HOW TO GROW MAIZE, TOBACCO AND GROUNDNUTS. THEY WILL ALSO TRY TO CULTIVATE A FIELD OF COFFEE WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY GROWN ON THE ESTATE AND LEARN HOW TO GROW CITRUS FRUITS AND REAR CATTLE.

    AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY WERE MR. A.B.J. CHIWANDA, MINISTER OF LABOUR AND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE AREA IN WHICH THE NEW BASE IS SITUATED, AND MR. KAPWITI BANDA, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8GA1QR98E2P48BGBWRFE78JC
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8GA1QR98E2P48BGBWRFE78JC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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