• Short Summary

    President Sangoule Lamizana took the salute during military parades in Ouagadougou on Thursday (II December) marking the fifteenth anniversary of Upper Volta's independence.

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    SV President's car arriving for 15th National Day celebrations
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    2.
    SV Flag flying
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    GV President with heads of armed forces walking towards troops
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    SV President salutes flag with troops (2 shots)
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    GV Crowd watching
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    SV President reviewing troops
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    SV President salutes flag and walks away
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    SV Troops standing to attention
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    SV President shaking hands with dignitaries (2 shots)
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    SCU Man being decorated
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Sangoule Lamizana took the salute during military parades in Ouagadougou on Thursday (II December) marking the fifteenth anniversary of Upper Volta's independence. He also used the occasion to announce a political amnesty and wage increases.

    President Lamizana explained that the decision to grant amnesties to several people closely linked with the previous Government in Upper Volta, which was overthrown in January 1966, was taken in the interests of national unity.

    On the economic front, President Lamizana said that wage increases would be granted to both public employees and general workers. The former will receive an increase of 14 per cent and the latter 25 per cent.

    Apart from these immediate measures. President Lamizana also promised improved commercial controls and improvements in Upper Volta's metalled road system, together with government efforts in the spheres of health and education.

    SYNOPSIS: Festivities in Ouagadougou, capital of Upper Volta, last Thursday ... when President Sangoule Lamizana arrived to attend celebrations marking the fifteenth anniversary of the country's independence from French colonial rule.

    Following traditional military parades, the President took the salute and later used the occasion to announce a political amnesty.

    President Lamizana explained that the decision to grant amnesties to several people closely linked with the previous Government in Upper Volta -- which was overthrown in January nineteen-sixty-six -- was taken in the interests of national unity.

    The President also announced that both public employees and general workers would receive wage increases ranging from fourteen to twenty-five per cent.

    He said too, that improvements would be made in Upper Volta's commercial controls and read system and in health and educational facilities.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28NT4LTNXE7VV5SMP86SPYO59
    Media URN:
    VLVA28NT4LTNXE7VV5SMP86SPYO59
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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