• Short Summary

    AN HISTORIC MOMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA... WHEN BENEDICTO KIWANUKA, MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO?

  • Description

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    GV PAN..CROWDS ON AIRPORT ROOF.
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    2.
    SLV. SECTION OF CROWD WAVES.
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    3.
    SV. KIWANUKA DOWN PLANE STEPS, GREETED, HANDED LETTER.
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    4.
    LV. CROWD ON ROOF PAN TO KIWANUKA RECEIVING FURTHER GREETINGS.
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    5.
    CU. KIWANUKA ACKNOWLEDGING WELCOME.
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    6.
    SV. GROUP PAN UP TO BANNER.
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    7.
    CU. BANNER "WELCOME OUR CHIEF MINISTER - THE TRUE LEADER AND BUILDER OF UGANDA".
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    8.
    MV. KIWANUKA CARRIED FORWARD WITH EXCITED CROWD.
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    9.
    CU. CARRIED SHOULDER HIGH.
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    Background: AN HISTORIC MOMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA... WHEN BENEDICTO KIWANUKA, MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO IN THE NEW UGANDA GOVERNMENT, FLEW INTO ENTEBBE AIRPORT FROM LONDON JULY 2 HE WAS HANDED A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNOR OFFICIALLY NAMING HIM UGANDA'S FIRST CHIEF MINISTER. WITH THIS APPOINTMENT, THE POST OF CHIEF SECRETARY WILL BE ABOLISHED, AND THE PRESENT HOLDER OF THE POST - MR G.B. CARTLAND - WILL BECOME DEPUTY GOVERNOR.

    THERE WERE SCENES OF YUMULTUOUS ENTHUSIASM AT THE AIRPORT, MR. KIWANUKA WAS CARRIED FROM THE AIRPORT AND DEPOSITED ON A POLICE TENDER TO MAKE A SPEECH. HE SAID THIS WAS THE FIRST STEP TO INDEPENDENCE - UGANDA WOULD "ALMOST CERTAINLY" BE INDEPENDENT BY 1962, AND A DATE WOULD PROBABLY BE SET AT THE LONDON CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE THIS SEPTEMBER.

    MR. KIWANUKA IS LEADER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. HIS APPOINTMENT WAS FORECAST EARLIER; AND HE HIMSELF SAID AFTER TALKS IN LONDON RECENTLY WITH THE BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WOULD BE MADE ON HIS RETURN. HE NOW LEADS THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

    A PROTECTORATE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW APPOINTMENTS WOULD MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO RELATIONS BETWEEN BUGANDA AND THE PROTECTORATE, WHICH WOULD REMAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5E5ATPQHDC8EEWA0RGF611VGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E5ATPQHDC8EEWA0RGF611VGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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