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Native Authority Meetings (Tribal Representatives)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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52.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Common-wealth Relations what reasons tribal representatives in Bechuanaland have given for refusing to attend meetings called by the Native Authority and Government officers; and how many villages are affected.

The Protectorate Administration has no knowledge of any refusal to attend meetings called by the Native Authority or by Government officers. All such meetings have been well attended both in Serowe and else where in the Reserve.