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The areas rich in ores were thinly populated. This soon led in combination with the degrading manner in which the mining giants treated their labour force to a labour shortage. With the construction of labour villages with family houses and by moving whole village communities to the mining areas, an attempt was made to solve this issue. Note about the problems that Union Minière faced in attracting indigenous labour, 1924.
NAB, Archives Hubert Droogmans, no. 261.