Selassie's speech on Planning

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Planning (unknown) 
by Haile Selassie, translated by Haile Selassie I Press
undated speech

Planning is the basis of the rational and sustained use of capital, manpower and time in the acceleration of economic development.

The history of planning shows that no pioneer plans were ever executed even partially, much less wholly.

Planning is indispensable for the rational utilization of both a nation's resources and foreign aid or loans.

As a basis of, and working procedure for, a national socio-economic policy, a plan is a means whereby a nation can be developed through the rational utilization of manpower and machinery for the most important aspects of he country's needs.

The execution of any such plan needs, however, national participation. You must ensure that in your desire to achieve immediate goals, long term considerations of equal or greater importance are not ignored or irrevocably prejudiced. Plan your time and use both your physical and mental powers purposefully and productively. Military planning for the security of this continent must be undertaken in common within a collective framework.

This is a translation and has a separate copyright status from the original text. The license for the translation applies to this edition only.
Original:
This work is in the public domain because it was first created in Ethiopia.

Under Title XI of the 1960 Ethiopian Civil Code, copyright exists only during the lifetime of the author.

In addition, any potential Ethiopian copyrights are non-binding in the United States, according to Circ. 38a of the US Copyright Office.

Translation:
This work is in the public domain worldwide because it has been so released by the copyright holder.