• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIAN AND UGANDA TO NAIROBI WHERE THEY DISCUSSED THE NEW EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, AN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL GROUPING LINKING THEIR THREE COUNTRIES BOTH PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA AND PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE OF UGANDA WERE ACCORDED FULL CEREMONIAL HONOURS WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT NAIROBI AIRPORT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIAN AND UGANDA TO NAIROBI WHERE THEY DISCUSSED THE NEW EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, AN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL GROUPING LINKING THEIR THREE COUNTRIES BOTH PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA AND PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE OF UGANDA WERE ACCORDED FULL CEREMONIAL HONOURS WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT NAIROBI AIRPORT.

    THE PRESIDENTS' MEETING, THE FOURTH OF THE COMMUNITY'S HIGH AUTHORITY SINCE ITS INAUGURATION FOUR MONTHS AGO, DEALT WITH THREE MAIN TOPICS; THE SELECTION OF AN EMBLEM, THE APPROVAL OF A SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET AND THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD AT STATE HOUSE, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE KENYAN PRESIDENT, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF DR. OBOTE.

    THE THREE PRESIDENT WERE REPORTED TO HAVE EXAMINED A SHORT LIST OF EIGHT EMBLEM DESIGN, CHOSEN FROM 281 ENTRIES. THE COMPETITIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF THE COMMUNITY EMBLEM, THROWN OPEN TO EASY AFRICAN ARTISTS, CARRIES A PRIZE OF 100 KENYAN POUNDS (GBP114 STERLING).

    AFTER THE MEETING WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE PRESIDENTS HAD APPROVED SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES OF ABOUT 575,000 EAST AFRICAN POUNDS (ABOUT GBP650,000 STERLING) TO RUN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY UNTIL JUNE, 1968.

    MR. HERMAN SARAWATT, CURRENTLY DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE TANZANIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WAS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENTS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WAS THAT OF MR. STEPHEN OKELLO OJOK OF UGANDA AS CHAIRMAN OF THE EAST AFRICAN RAILWAY CORPORATION.

    ETHIOPIA, ZAMBIA, SOMALIA AND BURUNDI HAVE ALL APPLIED FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY. HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT IT WILL BE TWO YEARS BEFORE THEIR APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETELY PROCESSED BECAUSE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEXITIES INVOLVED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABK5OFV0UVO944EOCFQW0YPCE3
    Media URN:
    VLVABK5OFV0UVO944EOCFQW0YPCE3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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