The Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mr. Michael Doo Kingue, has been?
SV: UNDEP Assistant Administrator Michael Doo Kingue down aircraft steps in N'Djamena, Chad.
SVs: Doo Kingue welcomed by Foreign Minister, Major Kamougue Wadal Abdelkader, and others, and pair walk across tarmac. (2 shots)
SV: project exports seated at table.
CU UN representative to Chad speaking.
SV people listening
CUs: Doo Kingue speaking and people listening. (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR PAN FROM: President General Felix Malloum TO Doo Kingue during talks.
CU: Doo Kingue
SV: Malloum shakes hands with Doo Kingue and men leave room.
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Background: The Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mr. Michael Doo Kingue, has been in Chad for talks on projects financed by the U.N. Mr. Doo, who is also the director of the programme's African regional office, spent five days in the country.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Doo Kingue was met on his arrival in the nation's capital, N'Djamena, by Chad's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Major Kamougue Wadal Abdelkader, and other officials. The United Nations programme - UNDEP - has already contributed financial and other support for several projects in Chad.
One of Mr. Doo Kingue's first meetings was with the development programme's resident representatives. They're the officials who are responsible for activities in Chad between 1977 and 1981. He told them that investors should try to interest themselves in projects which would not only help Chad, but would benefit the rest of the world.
Mr. Doo Kingue also paid a brief courtesy call on the country's President, General Felix Malloum. His government and the United Nations are trying to help settle Chad's largely nomadic population. They're both concentrating on the vast Lake Chad, which is one of biggest lakes in Africa. Its possibilities for irrigation have not been realised, and it's hoped to exploit them for extensive agriculture.