African Geography for Schools: A Handbook for Teachers by Brouillette, B., Ed.; And Others

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Nigeria’s fuel needs (plus exports of refined products) can normally be met by the Port Harcourt refinery,while many ores are beneficiated (or up-graded),notably Ghana and Ivory Coast manganese, and especially Bomi Hills and Bong (Liberia) as well as Marampa (Sierra Leone) iron ore. There will be considerable local processing of the forthcoming production of uranium ores in Niger. Some simple examples have been cited above. Local industries have also been developed by the manufacture in West Africa of commodities previously imported,and which are often of low value in relation to substantial bulk, yet in great demand.

The waters of the lake are quite rich in fish,and more are to be added. In time,it may be possible to set up fish canneries and boat-buildingyards. Lake Volta is already guaranteeing adequate supplies of water for ever to Accra and Tema,n o w a metropolitan area of 500 000 people. It is also hoped that water can be used to irrigate selected areas round the lake, as well as parts of the very dry and pedologically difficult Accra Commerce Civic Building Church E3 School Industry E J Cemetery Fig.

Freed slaves were settled at Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia and other Liberian towns. Finally,legitimate trade led to numerous semi-European styled towns along the coast. All capitals of states with a seaboard are on the coast, and these and other coastal towns such as Buchanan (Liberia), Takoradi-Sekondiand Tema (Ghana), Cotonou (Dahomey) and Port Harcourt (Nigeria) are the greatest foci of urban attraction,except for a very few inland towns. They differ greatly in size,stature,colour,dress,language,religion,food,in their house styles, farming methods, and much else.

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