• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA OPENED A TWO-DAY FAIR ON SUNDAY (15 MARCH) DEPICTING WORK IN THE REGION INT HE CAPITAL OF OUAGDOUGOU.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA OPENED A TWO-DAY FAIR ON SUNDAY (15 MARCH) DEPICTING WORK IN THE REGION INT HE CAPITAL OF OUAGDOUGOU.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT FAIRS OF THIS KIND STIMULATE INTEREST IN MANUAL LABOUR. IT WAS A MAJOR OCCASION IN THE CAPITAL AND THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF VISITORS AND GUESTS INCLUDING MANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA OFFICIALLY OPENED THE FAIR AT A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND LATER TOURED VARIOUS EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS.

    THE FAIRS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REVIVED AFTER YEARS OF RELAPSE COVER ALL ASPECTS OF THE COUNTRY'S ACTIVITIES INCLUDING COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, THE ARTS, AND PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE KIND OF PROGRESS BEING MADE IN THEIR COUNTRY.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA'S MILITARY REGIME HAS GONE A LONG WAY TOWARDS BALANCING THE COUNTRY'S BUDGET. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS COTTON PRODUCTION HAS QUADRUPLED AND THERE HAS ALSO BEEN PROGRESS IN MANY OTHER AREAS, DUE IN PART TO THE SUCCESS OF SIMILAR TRADE FAIRS ORGANISED IN OUTLYING AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.

    SYNOPSIS: IN OUAGDOUGOU, THE CAPITAL OF UPPER VOLTA, A TWO-DAY FAIR WAS OPENED ON SUNDAY (15 MARCH). ON HAND FOR THE OCCASION WAS THE CITY'S MAYOR AND UPPER VOLTA PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA, WHO PRESIDED OVER THE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES.

    AFTERWARDS HE TOURED VARIOUS EXHIBITS WITH HIS PARTY. IT WAS A MAJOR SOCIAL OCCASION IN OUAGDOUGOU AND THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF GUESTS AND VISITORS INCLUDING MANY GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY OFFICIALS.

    THE FAIR GAVE FARMERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF THEIR LIVE STOCK.....

    THERE WAS ALSO A LARGE SECTION ON FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. THE COUNTRY HAS MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT DUE IN PART TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS TYPE OF FAIR.

    THE ARTS WERE ALSO ON DISPLAY AT THE FAIR SIDE BY SIDE WITH INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITS.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC6PLL3MK701IX7K1Z4DSD48DX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6PLL3MK701IX7K1Z4DSD48DX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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