• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA, OF KENYA, CALLED UPON THE NATION IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE UTMOST CO-OPERATION IN FULFILLING THE TARGETS OF A REVISED FIVE YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

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    "THIS REVISED PLAN REPRESENTS A GREAT EFFORT TO ORGANISE THE USE OF OUR RESOURCES TO ACHIEVE SEVERAL OBJECTIVES, INCLUDING RISING PER CAPITA INCOMES, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GREATER EMPLOYMENT, A DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY, ACCELERATED AFRICAN PARTICIPATION IN ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY, AND A PATTERN OF ECONOMY CONSISTENT WITH OUR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL VALUES. IN PARTICULAR, THIS PLAN IS FIRMLY BASED ON OUR PRINCIPLES OF AFRICAN SOCIALISM AND POSITIVE NON-ALIGNMENT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ECONOMIC OR POLITICAL. IT IS NOW BECOMING CLEAR THAT SOME POWERFUL NATIONS EXPECT YOUNG NATIONS TO HAVE NO PRINCIPLES OF THEIR OWN. SOME NATIONS SEEM TO REGARD YOUNG COUNTRIES LIKE CLEAN SLATES ON WHICH ANYONE CAN SCRIBBLE WHATEVER HE WANTS, LET THE FOREIGNERS KNOW THAT KENYA HAS HER PRINCIPLES, AND WILL NOT DEPART FROM THEM JUST BECAUSE A MORE POWERFUL NATION SUGGESTS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THE TASK I NOT AN EASY ONE AND REQUIRES OUR UTMOST EFFORT, EMOTIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND DEDICATION. IN OTHER WORDS, A "WAR-EFFORT" IS REQUIRED IN TACKLING DEVELOPMENT TASKS AHEAD OF US. BUT THIS JOB CAN ONLY BE DONE IF WERE RISE ABOVE PETTY POLITICAL INTRIGUES AND PERSONAL AMBITIONS AND WORK TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF HARAMBEE. THANK YOU."



    KENYATTA ANNOUNCING PLAN. (SOF)




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    Background: PRESIDENT KENYATTA, OF KENYA, CALLED UPON THE NATION IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE UTMOST CO-OPERATION IN FULFILLING THE TARGETS OF A REVISED FIVE YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN. THIS CALLS FOR A TOTAL INVESTMENT OF GBP325,000,000 STERLING ON PROJECTS.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID THE PLAN WAS BASED ON KENYA'S PRINCIPLES OF AFRICAN SOCIALISM AND POSITIVE NON-ALIGNMENT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ECONOMIC OR POLITICAL. HE SAID THAT OF THE TOTAL INVESTMENT ENVISAGED, THE PRIVATE SECTOR WAS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE GBP180,000 STERLING. THE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS WOULD PROVIDE THE REST.

    IN HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT KENYATTA SAID....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEGZ2SY6LEVFWWR77ERQEGTDV
    Media URN:
    VLVADEGZ2SY6LEVFWWR77ERQEGTDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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