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Don’t politicise fight against Atiwa Forest destruction – Chief Farmer


Kwame Nkrumah
2018-09-12 13:45:06
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Don’t politicise fight against Atiwa Forest dest

This is the problem with Chinese investments in Africa. Besides the fact that their infrastructure projects are normally not of good quality, they never carryout out any environmental impact assessment to determine the consequences of their projects on the environment and the social impact the projects will have on the people in the affected areas. This is totally opposite to what the world bank and other multilateral institutions do for their projects. The vice president who has worked in some of these multilateral financial institutions should have known this. Ghana government should immediately send consultants to carryout the environmental and social impact studies in the area where the bauxite will be mined so that the country can assess the potential damage the project will cause to the rivers, fishes, cocoa, farms etc. and plan for appropriate mitigating measures. Secondly there should be public hearing so that the people in the affected area will know the kind of compensation they will be entitled to etc. and also get their buy in for the project. Without such undertakings, the project will face tremendous opposition by the people in the area and end up with the cost to peopke, natural resources and the livelihoods of our poor rural folks far out weighing the $2 billion benefit we stand to benefit from this transaction.

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09-12 12:52
Kwame Nkrumah
09-12 13:45