• Short Summary

    AUCTION SALES OF TOBACCO STARTED IN LUSAKA, ON MONDAY (21 MARCH), THE FIRST TIME SALES OF THE CROP HAVE BEEN HELD IN ZAMBIA.

  • Description

    AUCTION SALES OF TOBACCO STARTED IN LUSAKA, ON MONDAY (21 MARCH), THE FIRST TIME SALES OF THE CROP HAVE BEEN HELD IN ZAMBIA. UNTIL NOW, ZAMBIA-GROWN TOBACCO HAS BEEN SOLD ON THE AUCTION FLOORS IN SALISBURY, RHODESIA.

    ZAMBIA HAS BEEN FORCES IN INTRODUCE ITS OWN SALES AUCTIONS FOLLOWING RHODESIA'S UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSEQUENT SANCTIONS AGAINST THE COUNTRY.

    MORE THAN ?20,000 STERLING (ABOUT 54,000 DOLLAR) WORTH OF TOBACCO WAS SOLD IN THE FIRST DAY. ZAMBIA PRODUCES ABOUT 20 MILLION POUNDS WEIGHT (9,071,800 KILOS) OF TOBACCO EACH YEAR.

    ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR NEIGHBOURING MALAWI TO HANDLE THIS YEAR'S ZAMBIAN CROP. ZAMBIA WOULD LOSE THE BENEFIT OF COMMONWEALTH PREFERENCES IF THE TOBACCO WERE SENT THROUGH BREAKAWAY RHODESIA FOR SHIPMENT OVERSEAS.

    MALAWI'S PRIME MINISTER, DR. HASTINGS BANDA, ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH THAT THE ZAMBIAN CROP WOULD BE PROCESSED AND PACKED IN MALAWI FOR EXPORT. IT WILL BE EXPORTED AS "PRODUCE OF ZAMBIA" AND ENTERING MALAWI DUTY FREE.

    THE TOBACCO IS BEING CARRIED BY ROAD FROM LUSAKA TO THE MALAWI RAILHEAD OF SALIMA, WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OVERLAND OIL-LIFT TO ZAMBIA.

    MEANWHILE, RHODESIAN REGIME SOURCES REMAIN SILENT ABOUT HOW THEIR CROP IS TO BE DISPOSED OF THIS YEAR IN THE LIGHT OF THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS THAT ARE BEING HELD AGAINST THE COUNTRY. ONLY SELECTED AUCTIONEERS, KNOWN TO BE IN SUPPORT OF THE REGIME, ARE BEING ALLOWED INTO THE AUCTION FLOORS AND IT IS AN OFFENCE TO DISCLOSE BUYERS' NAMES, PRICES PAID AND AMOUNTS SOLD. THERE ARE ARRANGEMENT, TOO, FOR THE CONCEALING OF THE DESTINATION OF THE SOLD TOBACCO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZZITCBGRY5H9TVY3PNSRH4RZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABZZITCBGRY5H9TVY3PNSRH4RZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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