10 FEBRUARY 1961, Page 15


SIR.—It is forgiving of Mr. Amamoo, the Public Re- lations Adviser to the High Commissioner of Ghana, to express the keenness of his countrymen to develop Anglo-Ghana relations despite the 'morass,' as he describes it. in which his country existed under the colonial regime. But before condemning as 'slap- dash' the statements of a critical and perceptive journalist, would it not be better were he to tell us some more about this morass? Those of us who know something at first hand about the colonial regime may think (obviously wrongly, if Mr. Amamoo is to be believed) that it was the British who turned something more than a political, social

and economic morass into the State which became Ghana. And before we accept his anti-colonialism sneer would he tell us where he and his masters would be now were it not for the singular opportuni- ties afforded them by colonialism?

Our colonial policy may, from time to time, have had its faults but at least we can say, with truth, that of recent years we have not relinquished the govern- ment of any country until we had improved the lot of its inhabitants beyond belief.—Yours faithfully.


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