§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made with the Government railway between Cape Coast Castle and Axim in the Gold Coast Colony; and whether he will consider the advisability of extending the system of State railways from the town of Winnebah to Acasu, Akropong, Kumassi, and Brandfordville, with a view of opening up to commerce the fertile plains in the hinterland of that colony and protectorate.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
No railway is being made along the coast from Cape Coast to Axim, but one is being made from Secondee to Tarquah, and will be completed in the course of this year. The question of making other railways is under consideration, and preliminary surveys have been made of two different routes to Coomassie, one of which starts from Appam, near Winnabah.