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I. r-. ;I " .... ,_ Ilorin "-.. /"\" \ Thad n I "' 1.. Jebba r NIGERIA 40 I 120 miles 80 I I I i I I I 40 80120160 Fig. 4 Major transport facilities, Nigeria (after JBRD, op. ) I km Transport Expansion in Underdeveloped Countries 39 The eastern railroad penetration line was slower in developing, partly as a result of the interruption of the First World War and of smallpox outbreaks in the railroad camps. The link between Kumasi and Accra was not completed until 1923, twenty years after the Sekondi-Kumasi link.

Later phases typically evolve around the penetration lines, and ultimately there is a strong tendency for them to serve as the trunk-line routes for more highly developed transportation networks. R. Gould. For Nigeria, primary statistical sources are indicated where necessary. Secondary sources include K. 0. Dike: Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta, 1830-1885, Oxford Studies in African Affairs, London 1956; G. Walker: 'Traffic and Transport in Nigeria: The Example of an Underdeveloped Tropical Territory', Colonial Research Studies No.

T t Transport development, United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York (E/4304) 1967. See also: Transport problems in relation to economic development in East Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa 1962. Transport and Economic Growth in Developing Countries 51 Whilst these statements are certainly valid in general terms, as many examples illustrate, the interlinkages between the dual processes of economic growth and transport development will bear closer examination.

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