Three African President visited Boke (pronounced Bo'kay) the site of Guinea's giant bauxite deposits, on May 15 after attending the funeral of Kwame Nkrumah in Conakry.
GV Crowds at Boke Airport
MV Aircraft taxiing
CU Airport sign "Boke"
SV Presidents down steps of aircraft and greeted (2 shots)
GV Presidents walk away from aircraft
GV PAN SV dancers and musicians (2 shots)
SV Sekou Toure leading presidents and waving to crowd (2 shots)
SV & SV PAN dancers, Presidents walking, people clapping, man on stilts(5 shots)
SV Presidents being decorated with scarves (2 shots)
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Background: Three African President visited Boke (pronounced Bo'kay) the site of Guinea's giant bauxite deposits, on May 15 after attending the funeral of Kwame Nkrumah in Conakry. the three were William Tolbert of Liberia, Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, and the host President Sekou Toure.
For the development of the bauxite deposits it is necessary to build storage and refining facilities as well as rail lines to carry the ore 120 miles to the port of Kamsar. The project is expected to cost almost 185 million dollars. The first loads of ore are expected to leave the mines in January of 1973. In the first year 65,000 tons of ore will be removed, with the figure eventually rising to 9 million tons a year.
The presidents were given a warm ceremonial welcome at the Boke airport. After the arrival they toured the facilities now under construction.
SYNOPSIS: On May 15 a large crowd assembled at the airport in Boke, Guinea. They were there to greet three African leaders who had come to Boke to inspect the construction of the facilities at the site of the large bauxite deposit. The three presidents were William Tolbert of Liberia, Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, and President Sekou Toure of Guinea, the host.
The Presidents were all in Guinea to attend the funeral of Kwame nkrumah in Conakry. They used the opportunity of the funeral to see the site of one of the largest investment projects in Africa. the bauxite deposits of Guinea are being developed by an international group that is investing large amounts of money. President Sekou Toure acknowledged the crowds welcome to the visiting presidents.
The crowds welcome was a warm one. The ceremonial welcome was mixed with a mood of gaiety as ceremonial dancers and musicians joined with vendors and acrobats to give it a carnival atmosphere. The people in Boke are dependent on the development of the bauxite deposits. Not only will the development bring jobs, but a special railroad is being built to join Boke to the sea.
The Presidents with scarves upon their arrival.