• Short Summary

    A Commission of Inquiry has begun hearings in Kampala into the activities of the state-owned Uganda National Trading Corporation.

  • Description

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    GV EXT. Kampala city hall
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    2.
    CU INT. Sign over door "City Council of Kampala"
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    3.
    MV Greene enters hall and sits beside Berry
    0.16

    4.
    MV Judge Phadke & two commissioner enter and take seats (left to right Haast, Phadke, Ssebagereka)
    0.22

    5.
    MV People sitting in body of hall
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    6.
    MV Berry standing and addressing court
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    7.
    MV Commission members listening
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    8.
    GV EXT. National Trading Corporation building
    0.38

    9.
    GV Sacks being unloaded from lorries (2 shots)
    0.56



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Commission of Inquiry has begun hearings in Kampala into the activities of the state-owned Uganda National Trading Corporation.

    The chairman of the commission is a Uganda High Court judge, Mr. Justice Phadke. His two colleagues are Mr. W. F. de Haast, a financial adviser to the Uganda Development Corporation Mr. Sam Ssebagereka, managing-director of MacKenze Technical Services Limited.

    The opening day of the commission were concerned with the evidence of two solicitors from London who are acting as counsel to the Commission. The two re Mr. Basil Greene and Mr. Christopher Barry.

    In his opening remarks, Mr. Greens said the National Trading Corporation was insolvent. He also warned that the story of the Corporation's descent into its present state of "chaos and disintegration" voule be a major public scandal in uganda.

    (There have been widespread allegations that a shortage of essential commodities in Uganda was caused when directors of the Corporation conspired to smuggle goods out of the country. There are reports that under the Obote regime leading government and corporation figures embezzled a large portion of the Corporation's funds.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3OMSG4SUB3GALCVLJRUHKE2XF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OMSG4SUB3GALCVLJRUHKE2XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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