Although the FFBC
and the Council of Assiniboia frowned on the home sale of beer--largely because it meant the loss of taxation and was a threat to the company's control of the brewing monopoly--the risk of an unsatisfied military detachment loomed larger.
Tickers featured: ABN, ASBC, CBCF, CMA, FFBC
, FINB, FITB, FMBI, FMER, FULT, HBAN, NCC, ONB, PNC, PRK, RBNC, TCB, UNIZ, USB.
Participants included representatives of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the FFBC
Secretariat, donors representatives (United Kingdom, Norway and Canada), the Chadian minister of the Environment in his capacity as COMIFAC Chair, the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States and the American Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forests Partnership.