HC Deb 23 January 1957 vol 563 c189
17. Mr. Moss

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what encouragement and assistance has been given to co-operative trading societies in the southern province of Nyasaland, especially in Zomba and Domasi; and what are the numbers of African and European staff, respectively, employed by the co-operative movement in Nyasaland as a whole.

Mr. Profumo

As the Answer is rather long, I will with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer: Where recessary capital loans are made from native development and welfare funds for buildings, plant and working capital. Advances are also made annually to enable societies to buy in crops. The Nyasaland Department of Co-operative Development also closely supervises and assists all societies including the two African Societies at Zomba and Domasi, and trains their employees. One hundred and sixty-three African and eleven Europeans are permanently employed in the movement; and there are over 250 seasonal workers.
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