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Greatest scourge of the Congo

Highly paid labour recruiters who lure native villagers to urban industrial centres, were described as "the greatest scourge of the Belgian Congo " in a report made to the Colonial Office of Belgium by Fr. Joseph Van Wing, former superior general of Jesuit missions in the Congo and now a member of the Council.

He said that the migration of the native population from the country villages results in a moral, social and economic demoralization which unless stopped, renders the expansion of missionary activities practically useless.

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