• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA HAS OPENED THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY NURSING AT THIKA, NEAR NAIROBI. THE?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA HAS OPENED THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY NURSING AT THIKA, NEAR NAIROBI. THE SCHOOL WAS FINANCED JOINTLY BY KENYA AND NORWAY. IT IS CLAIMED TO BE THE ONLY ONE OFF ITS KIND IN EAST AFRICA AND COST MORE THAN GBP300,000.

    NORWAY'S MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS, MR EGIL AARVIK FLEW TO KENYA TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    THE SCHOOL AND HOSTEL, MANNED BY KENYAN AND NORWEGIAN EXPERTS, IS DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE UP TO 100 GIRL STUDENT AT A TIME FOR THE 39-MONTH COURSE. THE COURSE INCLUDES GENERAL NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND HEALTH VISITING.

    IN HIS SPEECH RESIDENT KENYATTA THANKED NORWAY FOR ITS GIFT AND SAID THIS WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE TWO COUNTRIES. HE ADDED THAT KENYA WOULD CONTINUE TO ACCEPT AID FROM FRIENDLY COUNTRIES AS LONG AS THERE WERE NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO SUCH AID.

    MR ARRVIK, WHO WAS MET AT NAIROBI AIRPORT BY A SPECIAL CAR AND RUSHED TO THIKA FOR THE CEREMONY, SAID THAT THE HOSPITAL WAS A GIFT TO KENYA AND WAS AN EXAMPLE OF NORWAY'S CONTINUED INTEREST IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SUCH AS KENYA.

    MR AARVIK CONVEYED GREETINGS TO KENYA AND ITS PEOPLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY AND HE ADDED THAT HIS COUNTRY HAD ALWAYS BEEN KEENLY INTERESTED IN KENYA SINCE INDEPENDENCE BECAUSE OF KENYA'S CONTINUED STABILITY AND PROGRESS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT KENYATTA.

    KENYA'S MINISTER FOR HEALTH, MR J.D. OTIENDE, TOLD THE HUGE GATHERING AT THE SCHOOL THAT THE AID TO CONSTRUCT THE SCHOOL WAS FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE FROM NORWAY AND HAD NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO IT.

    LATER PRESIDENT KENYATTA, WHO IS THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE THIKA AREA, SPOKE AT A RALLY IN THE TOWNSHIP, AND CONTINUED HIS THEME OF KENYA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH PEOPLE OF OTHER COUNTRIES.

    HE WARNED FOREIGNERS LIVING IN KENYA THAT WHILE THEY WERE ACCEPTED AND WERE ALLOWED TO BECOME CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY IF THEY WANTED TO, HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT HESITATE TO DEPORT ANY ONE WHO DID NOT ACCEPT THAT THE AFRICAN WAS BOSS IN KENYA.

    HE SAID THAT KENYA FOUGHT FOR ITS INDEPENDENCE AND ANYONE WHO DID NOT ACCEPT THAT KENYANS WERE THEIR OWN MASTERS SHOULD PACK UP AND GO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLKJOXTU7IPMZACSZP1ZG8FAK
    Media URN:
    VLVADLKJOXTU7IPMZACSZP1ZG8FAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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