The state controls all ecclesiastical appointments, decides on the passing or rejection of all decrees of the Holy See, and provides an annual subsidy for maintenance of the churches and clergy.
The company receives a heavy subsidy from the national government.
The deficiency between revenue and expenditure is met by a subsidy from the imperial government.
These rights, whether of monopoly or of subsidy, form a means of abuse in many directions.
It was the first German colony to dispense (1903-1904) with an imperial subsidy towards its upkeep. Several firms have acquired plantations in which coffee, cocoa, cotton, kola and other tropical products are cultivated.