As regards the provision of rest camps for migrant labour in the Gold Coast, I have nothing to add to my reply of 2nd June, 1943, except to say that it is not considered that there is any need at present for the further development of the arrangements which I then described As regards Uganda, I would invite the attention of my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 2nd February this year, relating to the provision of accommodation on the main road to the Belgian Congo.
The Governments of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland have continued to give close attention to the improvement and extension of amenities for travelling natives. In Northern Rhodesia nine new rest camps were built in 1942 on the route from Barotseland to Livingstone, while camps have also been provided on the Great North Road for the use of motor transport passengers. The construction of further camps continued during 1943 and three rest camps were completed in the Kaonde-Lunda Province, four more were built on the Great East Road and two on the motor road linking the Barotse Province with the Lusaka area. I regret that I have no details of recent progress in Nyasaland.