• Short Summary

    AS KENYA PREPARES FOR INDEPENDENCE, SCHEMES TO SETTLE AFRICANS ON THEIR OWN LAND ARE WELL UNDER WAY.

  • Description

    AS KENYA PREPARES FOR INDEPENDENCE, SCHEMES TO SETTLE AFRICANS ON THEIR OWN LAND ARE WELL UNDER WAY.RECENTLY MR.ANGAINE, KENYA'S LAND MINISTER, WENT ON A TWO-DAY TOUR OF LAND SETTLEMENT SCHEMES IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF KENYA.

    HE VISITED WANJOHI-KIPIPIRI WHERE SOME OF THE FARMERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN SEVEN-ACRE PLOTS.THEY ARE ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED WITH HOUSES, AND CROPS IN THEIR FIELDS.

    THE NATIONAL UNION YOUTH BAND WELCOMED THE MINISTER OUTSIDE THE SETTLEMENT OFFICE.ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE IN THE AREA STILL HAVE NO LAND, A VILLAGE HAS BEEN BUILT FOR THEM, AND THEY ARE WAITING TO MOVE TO FARMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    AFTER TOURING THE ENTIRE SETTLEMENT, MR.ANGAINE, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SIR RICHARD TURNBULL, CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL LAND BOARD, RETURNED TO ADDRESS THE VILLAGERS.HE TOLD THEM THAT THE GOVERNMENT PLANNED TO SETTLE ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE EVERY MONTH.PRIORITY IN THE ALLOCATION OF LAND, HE SAID, WOULD BE GIVEN TO DISPLACED FARM WORKERS.HE SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD THAT MR.KENYATTA, THE PRIME MINISTER, HAD APPOINTED AN AFRICAN TO THE MINISTRY OF LANDS AND SETTLEMENT, BECAUSE AN AFRICAN MINISTER COULD UNDERSTAND AFRICAN PROBLEMS BETTER THAN A EUROPEAN.

    MR.MARRIAN, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE LAND SETTLEMENT MINISTRY, WHO WAS ALSO IN THE PARTY VISITING THE SETTLEMENT, RECENTLY REVEALED TO PARLIAMENT THAT THE PRESENT MILLION-ACRE LAND SCHEME WOULD STILL LEAVE MANY LANDLESS AND UNEMPLOYED WHEN IT WAS COMPLETED.HE SAID IT WAS LIKELY A FURTHER MILLION ACRES WOULD HAVE TO BE PURCHASED AND SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT OF RECEIVING ASSISTANCE FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.HE EMPHASIZED THE SCOPE OF KENYA'S SETTLEMENT SCHEME AND TOLD MEMBERS: "LAST YEAR WE SETTLE 5,000 FAMILIES AND IN THE COMING YEAR WE HOPE TO SEE 12,000 SETTLED.THIS IS 33 FAMILIES DAILY SETTLED ON LAND.THIS IS A MAJOR OPERATION.IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE AT THIS SPEED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3A4QRWJUX7VAMF9RHI9HD3WC
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3A4QRWJUX7VAMF9RHI9HD3WC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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