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    ZAMBIAN CABINET MINISTERS LEFT THEIR ROUTINE OFFICE WORK IN LUSAKA ON MONDAY TO DO A TWO HOUR STINT WITH PICKS AND SHOVELS DIGGING THE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA.

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    ZAMBIAN CABINET MINISTERS LEFT THEIR ROUTINE OFFICE WORK IN LUSAKA ON MONDAY TO DO A TWO HOUR STINT WITH PICKS AND SHOVELS DIGGING THE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA. THEIR DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEED FOR HARD WORK CAME ON THE EVE OF THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF ZAMBIA'S INDEPENDENCE.

    THE MINISTERS WHO TOOK PART IN THE DIGGING INCLUDED: VICE-PRESIDENT S.M. KAPWEPWE; MR. AARON MILNER (PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS); MR. ANDREW MUTAMBA (YOUTH, CO-OPERATIVES AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT); MR. LEWIS CHANGUFU (LABOUR); MR. REUBEN KANANGA (FOREIGN AFFAIRS); MR. PETER MATOKA (WORKS); MR. MAINZA CHONA (MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO); MR. DITTON MWIINGA (HEALTH) AND MR. HENRY THORNICROFT (TECHNICAL EDUCATION).

    DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND GREEN CAPS, THE MINISTERS EXCHANGED JOKES WITH STUDENTS, WHO RECENTLY PROTESTED TO ONE OF THE MINISTERS, MR. AARON MILNER, AFTER A STUDENT DEMONSTRATION. THE MINISTERS' LABOUR WAS TO SET AN EXAMPLE AND UNDERLINE THAT MINISTERS ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PEOPLE AS LAID DOWN IN ZAMBIA'S NEW DOCTRINE OF HUMANISM. OTHER PEOPLE ALSO JOINED IN THE WORK, AND SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE RED CROSS WERE PRESENT -- APPARENTLY TO HELP POSSIBLE "CASUALTIES".

    THE NEW LIBRARY IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT JULY. IT WILL OCCUPY AN AREA OF 100,000 SQUARE FEET (9,290 SQUARE METRES) AND WILL HAVE ROOM FOR ABOUT 1,660 READERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABP9EVNC6A3MU4Q8UIP5QTU4KR
    Media URN:
    VLVABP9EVNC6A3MU4Q8UIP5QTU4KR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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