• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT IDI AMIN ON WEDNESDAY (23 JUNE) OPENED THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF DISTRICT 220 OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AT THE NEW UGANDA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE IN KAMPALA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT IDI AMIN ON WEDNESDAY (23 JUNE) OPENED THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF DISTRICT 220 OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AT THE NEW UGANDA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE IN KAMPALA. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO FURTHER THE PROGRAMME OF ROTARY MOVEMENT BY EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BETTERING THE MANY COMMUNITIES IN WHICH ROTARY CLUBS OPERATE.

    ROTARY INTERNATIONAL BOASTS A MEMBERSHIP OF 680,000 ROTARIANS, WHO BELONG TO SOME 14,300 CLUBS IN 148 COUNTRIES. ROTARY DISTRICT 220 INCLUDES 33 ROTARY CLUBS IN EIGHT COUNTRIES, MAKING IT THE LARGEST ROTARY DISTRICT IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF TERRITORY COVERED.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, PRESIDENT AMIN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ROTARY CLUB FOR THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH IT HAS ASSISTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA, THROUGH ITS PROGRAMME OF HELPING A NUMBER OF CHARITIES.

    SYNOPSIS: THE NEW UGANDA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE IN KAMPALA, WAS VISITED BY PRESIDENT IDI AMIN ON WEDNESDAY, FOR THE OPENING OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF DISTRICT TWO-TWENTY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.

    REVEREND RON TAYLOR FORM TANZANIA LED THE CONFERENCE DELEGATES IN PRAYER. ROTARY DISTRICT TWO-TWENTY IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD, WITH THIRTY-THREE ROTARY CLUBS IN EIGHT COUNTRIES. DELEGATIONS FROM KENYA, TANZANIA, ZAMBIA, MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS, AND UGANDA WERE IN ATTENDANCE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN HELD IN UGANDA.

    IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, PRESIDENT AMIN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ROTARY CLUB FOR ITS ASSISTANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIS COUNTRY THROUGH THE ROTARY PROGRAMMES OF HELPING A NUMBER OF CHARITIES. HE SAID THAT IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY, SUCH AS UGANDA, WHERE SKILLED MAN-POWER IS STILL LACKING, ORGANISATIONS LIKE THE ROTARY CLUB ARE OF GREAT HELP. LATER, PRESIDENT AMIN WAS MADE AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROTARY CLUB. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING WAS DESCRIBED AS FURTHERING THE PROGRAMME OF THE ROTARY CLUB IN BETTERING THE MANY COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THE CLUB OPERATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEACS31KQY7HNISVE5VZOAB6S5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEACS31KQY7HNISVE5VZOAB6S5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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