S.T.I.N. Ravitaillement campagne (1925-1926)
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This is a list of the items needed to provide rations for workers on the STIN project at Sotuba. The cercles of San, Segou, Mopti, Macina and Niafunke each can provide 1 ton of dried fish. Koutiala, Sikasso, Bougouni and Bamako provide karité. Millet and salt are already available in sufficient quantity.
This list sumamrizes the orders for food to supply the forced laborers. They show how much of the basic food items were ordered from each cercle. In summary, these are the cercles and the items they supplied.
Since it was hard to get enough dried fish for the workers, Doizelet suggested that the STIN buy a herd of 80 cows and 200 goats from the northern cercles and use that provide meat.
Lacascade reported that he was able to buy cattle below the regular Dioula market price and that he hired four herdsmen to bring them to Sotuba.
Lacascade bought 20 cows and 50 goats for the STIN from 4 men. The goats cost 12.5 francs each and the cows ranged from 140 to 250 francs each. The total expense was 3,545 francs for the cows (177.25f average) and 625 francs for goats.