241. National Security Council Record of Action No. 24440

Volta River Project

Discussed the recommendation of the Secretary of State that the U.S. proceed with the project as summarized in a paper entitled, “The Volta River Project,” dated December 5, 1961.1

Noted that the President would defer his decision pending a report to be prepared by the Department of State and the Attorney General on legal aspects of the project.

  1. Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, National Security Council Meetings, 1961, No. 494. Secret. Taken at the 494th meeting on December 5; see Document 240.
  2. See footnote 1, Document 240.