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African Groundnuts Scheme

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what arrangements are being made for the social welfare of Africans in connection with the East African Groundnut Scheme.

The Government's intentions for the social welfare of Africans connected with the Groundnuts Scheme are stated in Command 7030. Many of the measures contemplated will be capable of development only when settled communities of families have been established in the new villages which will be built for the workers on each farm unit of 30,000 acres. At present only bush-clearing operations are in progress and the Africans engaged on this work are living in a camp where they have the benefit of health and medical services and a greatly improved diet.