HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 c124W
106. Sir J. Barlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many natives were removed from their holdings at Kongwa to allow the Groundnuts Scheme to proceed; and how these people were re-settled.

Mr. Creech Jones

A total of 594 African families were moved from the groundnuts area at Kongwa. They were resettled in vacant land just outside the area, water bore-holes were made for them and land was cleared for grazing. Cash compensation for disturbance was also paid.