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    President Marien Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo told Congolese trade unionists in Brazzaville last Monday (April 23) that only they could eras tribalism and bureaucracy -- it could not be done by laws.

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    President Marien Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo told Congolese trade unionists in Brazzaville last Monday (April 23) that only they could eras tribalism and bureaucracy -- it could not be done by laws.

    The President was opening the fourth congress of the Confederation of Congolese Trade Unions.

    President Ngouabi urged trade unionists from all parts of the country to do serious work, to organise and analyse and never forget that the true problem was the fight against imperialism.

    But although the common enemy was French imperialism the true enemy was rather within the Congolese people.

    The President told the delegates to the conference that within their number there were some traitors and guerrillas.

    Without opportunists and traitors they would be able to work miracles. The country had engineers and agriculturalists, added President Ngouabi, but instead of helping the peasants in the countryside they were trying to become Ministers or Ambassadors.

    The theme of this year's conference was the democratisation of management and Government administration.

    The outgoing Secretary General of the Confederation, M. Anatole Kondho, said that the organisation of Congolese trade unionists had faced many problems because of the youth of the organisation and lack of leaders. But it now presented a dynamic front in the development of the revolution of the Congo Republic.

    M. Kondho told the delegates that in the words of President Ngouabi, democratisation meant ridding the country of the bourgois bureaucracy which was a remnant of French colonialism. It also meant giving the workers an opportunity to become familiar with management problems in order to prepare for the next stage of scientific socialism.

    SYNOPSIS: The fourth congress of the Confederation of Congolese Trade Unions began at Brazzaville City Hall last Monday. It was opened by President Marion Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo. The theme of the congress was the democratisation of management and Government administration.

    The retiring Confederation Secretary General, Anatole Kondho, said that the organisation was now a dynamic force in the country's politics. Democratisation meant making workers familiar with management problems in preparation for the development of scientific socialism.

    President Ngouabi was given a warm welcome by trade unionists from all over the country. He told them, only they as representatives of the people, had the power to erase tribalism and bureaucracy. But, the President warned them, although the common enemy was French imperialism, the true enemy lay within.

    Even among the delegates there would be some traitors and guerrillas. In addition the country had engineers and agriculturalists who instead of helping the peasants were trying to become Ministers or Ambassadors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABANI2ZBXR4SWQXW4Z721I4ME6
    Media URN:
    VLVABANI2ZBXR4SWQXW4Z721I4ME6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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