HC Deb 16 November 1925 vol 188 cc84-5W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the position in the Lupa River Goldfield in Tanganyika; and whether any steps are being taken to develop it commercially and to secure means of transport?


The Governor of the Tanganyika Territory, who recently visited the Lupa Goldfields, has reported that there are at present about 120 European prospectors at work at the diggings. The mining is on a small scale, the output during the first eight months of the year amounting to 4,412 ounces of alluvial gold. The Governor discussed the situation with a committee of the miners, and has been able to assist them in various directions.