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Development Schemes, Gambia

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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59.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what housing and educational facilities have been provided for Africans working on the Colonial Development Corporation schemes in the Gambia.

:The Corporation plans to build 250 houses for African employees on the rice scheme; but no housing problem arises in connection with the poultry scheme since the workers live in their own villages. The educational facilities are those provided by the local education authorities or missions, and both schemes afford valuable vocational training.