• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY LAUNCHED THE NEW KANU MANIFESTO FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY LAUNCHED THE NEW KANU MANIFESTO FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH. IT OUTLINES THE PLANS OF THE RULING KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

    THE MANIFESTO WAS RELEASED AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF KENYA MINISTERS AND ASSISTANT MINISTERS AT THE STATE HOUSE IN NAIROBI. IT WAS PUBLISHED IN A SMALL BOOKLET, BEARING THE RED, GREEN AND BLACK COLOURS OF KENYA.

    MAIN POINTS OF THE MANIFESTO ARE: A GROWTH RATE TARGET OF 6.7 PER CENT A YEAR AND AN ECONOMY 60 PER CENT LARGER AT THE END OF THE FIVE-YEAR-PERIOD; AN INCREASE IN AVERAGE INCOME OF ABOUT 25 PER CENT; INCREASED BANK LOANS TO AFRICANS, PARTICULARLY SMALL FARMERS AND BUSINESSMEN; AND PRIORITY TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN GOVERNMENT PLANNING. THE DEVELOPMENT BUDGET WAS ESTIMATED AT 180 MILLION KENYAN POUNDS (ABOUT GBP240 MILLION STERLING) COMPARED WITH 87 MILLION KENYAN POUNDS (ABOUT GBP116 MILLION STERLING) OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

    ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO CONTEST THE 158 SEATS IN PARLIAMENT ON DECEMBER THE 6TH. ALL ARE MEMBERS OF THE KANU, THE OPPOSITION KENYA PEOPLE'S UNION WAS BANNED LAST MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAOYJ1G64OUVK6Q7YR3R5XEWCG
    Media URN:
    VLVAOYJ1G64OUVK6Q7YR3R5XEWCG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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