There was a record fist-day crowd to see President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia open the Copperbelt Agricultural Show in Kitwe on Saturday (13 May).
AERIAL VIEWS OF the show (2 shots)
SV PAN Kaunda arrives by car.
SV PAN Kaunda looks at prize cattle
SCU Kaunda with show judge, Dr. Rose.
LV Prize cattle
SCU Mudenda and Kamanga with official.
SV & CU Kaunda puts banner on supreme cattle champion (2 shots))
LV Cow bolts.
SV & CU Kaunda looks at Copper exhibit and model of Mariner Spacecraft. (3 shots)
CU Sign "Zambia Arts Trust".
SCU PAN Kaunda in crowd watching dancers.
CU PAN Kaunda watches as snake girl places snake in her mouth.
LV Crowds walk around show.
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Background: There was a record fist-day crowd to see President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia open the Copperbelt Agricultural Show in Kitwe on Saturday (13 May). Hundreds of people crowded around him as he made a tour of the show ground after the opening ceremonies.
With the President's party were the Vice-President, Reuben Kamanga, and the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Elijah Mudende.
After watching a parade of dairy animals, the President presented the champion cattle with rosettes. Then he went on a tour of the show ground, showing great interest in all the exhibits and displays.
In his speech Dr. Kaunda said that Zambian agriculture was riding on the crest of a huge wave of development.
In the face of a critical shortage of skilled men, he said, coupled with the difficulties which Zambia had to contend with in the wake of UDI, the country had made "tremendous progress in the past two years."
Agriculture, he added, was the country's second most important industry after copper and it was therefore fitting that the show should be held at Kitwe, where the two major industries could be seen side by side.