• Short Summary

    The development of electrical energy is one of the most pressing priorities in Africa. Much?

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    GV Power plant, machinery and electrical grides. (10 SHOTS)
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    GV Electricity headquarters building in Abidjan.
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    CU Photograph of Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet Boigny opening power station.
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    SV INT Delegates seated during conference. (3 SHOTS)
    1.01

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    CU Chairman of meeting.
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    CU Ivory Coast representative Konan Lambert seated (right).
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    SV Delegates seated during meeting. (2 SHOTS)
    1.18


    The member countries of the Union are as follows: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Centrafrican Empire, Gabon, Ghana, Upper Volta, Liberia, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Benin, Togo and Zaire.




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    Background: The development of electrical energy is one of the most pressing priorities in Africa. Much work has already been done on technical installations, but many of these were built with foreign assistance and the emphasis has now switched to both theoretical and practical training for local engineers and managers.

    SYNOPSIS: This is one example of a modern African power plant. It is situated in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital and provides most of the city's electrical energy. However, up to date equipment also poses its own problems and several African countries quickly discovered that the best way to solve them was to pool their knowledge and resources.

    With this in mind an organisation known as the African Union of known as the African Union of Electricity Producers and Distributers was formed. On Monday (31 July) representatives of the members countries gathered in Abidjan to put into practice resolutions adopted during the organisation's sixth general assembly in Dakar, Senegal, in May. One major point discussed was a call for non-repayable subsidies. Another was the formation and training of management groups.

    The Ivory Coast was represented by Monsieur Konan Lambert, seed here seated on the right. The Union has stated that its objectives are to promote the development of electrical energy in a harmonious manner under the best possible economic conditions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUGV7YH1WE909FUCG13E6YH9V
    Media URN:
    VLVAUGV7YH1WE909FUCG13E6YH9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    N/A

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