The East Africa High Commission For 1957

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THIS is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the High Commission. Put another way, a decade ago the Governments of the East African territories decided to pool some of their resources and to deal with certain matters on an East African basis. To my mind it was a wise decision, reflecting credit on all who made it. It has not been easy over the years to put into successful practice that decision made by the founders, in which Sir Philip Mitchell played a very great part. It has been difficult because it is always easier to loose than it is to bind. It is always simpler and more attractive to many people to be destructive critics rather than to be builders, when building of necessity is slow. Anything run jointly by three separate territories can only be built up slowly, by persuasion, in the face of a good deal of suspicion and of some misunderstanding.
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