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    THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA, MR. RASHIDI KAWAWA, WAS AMONG A GROUP OF CABINET?

  • Description

    THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA, MR. RASHIDI KAWAWA, WAS AMONG A GROUP OF CABINET MINISTERS AND HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO SIGNED ON IN RUVU YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO DO A FORTNIGHT'S NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING. MR. KAWAWA AND HIS FELLOW LEADERS WILL SPEND THEIR TWO WEEKS AT THE RUVU NATIONAL SERVICE FARM CAMP, 45 MILES (72 KMS) WEST OF DAR-ES-SALAAM, DOING WEAPONS DRILL, PHYSICAL TRAINING, AND WORKING ON PLANTATIONS.

    SOME 1,200 ORDINARY RECRUITS CHEERED MR. KAWAWA AND THE OTHER GOVERNMENT LEADERS AS THEY "SIGNED ON". ANOTHER TWO MINISTERS WERE TURNED DOWN ON MEDICAL GROUND - THE HEALTH MINISTERS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND OF ZAMZIBAR. THE "V.I.P." RECRUITS INCLUDED FIVE CABINET MINISTERS, THREE JUNIOR MINISTERS, THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AND TWO OTHER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

    THE MINISTERS WERE RECRUITED UNDER TANZANIA'S SPECIAL MATURITY AGE ENTRY SCHEME. ONE MINISTER, MR. MGONJA, THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OF STATE, HAS ALREADY DONE SERVICE TRAINING - THE FIRST MINISTER TO DO SO. HE SAID LATER HE'D RECEIVED THE SAME TREATMENT AS OTHER RECRUITS - BUT "RATHER MORE SO".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8DGDPG2TLDRWX1WSHUTO0OLG
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8DGDPG2TLDRWX1WSHUTO0OLG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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