Natural Resouces and Extractive Industry

Resettlement process in Palma: far from the people’s right to information!

Both the communities to be resettled and the host communities of the District of Palma in Cabo Delgado  Province,  as  a  result  of  the  Liquefied  Natural  Gas Project implementation, linger unsure as to their future, with no idea when they will leavetheir lands to new places and are not  even  acquainted  with the  Resettlement  Plan,  which  is  said  to  have been approved  and signed.

On  the  other  hand,  by  instructions from  local  administration  authorities,  local community leaders restrict  any  contacts  of  individuals  or  groups  of  visitors  with  local communities. The Right to Information Law and its essence that boost transparency hasnot yet “arrived” in Palma…

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