President Marien Ngouabi and members of the Political bureau and the Central Committee attended a special conference in Brazzaville on Saturday(April 15), to discuss the political situation in the congo following the abortive coup of February 22nd.
GV EXT. Brazzaville Town Hall
GTV Pres. Ngouabi arrives & inspects honour guard (2 shots)
SV INT. Delegates PAN TO Ngouabi
MV Ngouabi on rostrum with Nze
GV PAN Delegates
SV ZOOM IN TO Ngouabi speaking & delegates listen (6 shots)
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Background: President Marien Ngouabi and members of the Political bureau and the Central Committee attended a special conference in Brazzaville on Saturday(April 15), to discuss the political situation in the congo following the abortive coup of February 22nd. Entitled "The Conference of Information and Discussion", the meeting was called by President Ngouabi to give a clear picture of the political and economic situation of the country - first to members of the Congolese Labour Party (the country's only political party), and later in special discussions throughout the country by Revolutionary Committees setup specially to carry out the job.
SYNOPSIS: Brazzaville Town Hall - the site Saturday of the Conference of Information and Discussion, called by President Marien Ngouabi - here seen arriving for the opening session, accompanied Pierre Nzo and Ange Poungui of the Political Bureau of the Congolese Labour Party.
The Conference was attended by members of the Party's Central Committee, other Party officials, and the chairmen of Revolutionary Committees from all over the country. President Ngouabi called the meeting so as to discuss the political situation in the Congo following the abortive coup of February twenty-second. It was hoped that once the Central Committee had a clear picture of the political and economic situation, Revolutionary Committees would go around the country explaining it to the people.
In his opening speech, President Ngouabi, stressed the need for unity and cohesion within the Congolese Labour Party - the country's only political party. He went on to say that some revolutionaries were still open to ambition and pride, and although those that had been found out had been removed, it would be superfluous and complacent to believe that there might not be others like them still within the Party - and, he added, they would also have to be found and removed before greater damage could be caused to the country and the people.