Chemin de Fer, transports navétanes et
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This file contains extracts of some Cercle reports pertaining to navétanes.
One problem with encouraging navétane labor is that the strongest workers go to Senegal. The people who remain behind are barely able to feed themselves.
Navétanes who leave the cercle don't pay taxes, especially those from Kolokani and Koulikoro. Local African leaders (Notables) want to be told where their people go and want the Senegalese authorities to force them to return at the end of the season.
The Assemblies of Senegal, Soudan and Sine-Saloum each provided 100,000 francs to compensate the railroad for losses on the navétane fares and to provide improved food for the navétanes.
Among the members of the Syndicat, there are Henry Maurel of Maurel et Prom, and M. de Pinos, who represented Ets. Ch. Peyrissac & Cie.