In April, the Ifesowapo Host Communities Forum () in Nigeria requested the Inspection Panel investigate the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project. The project, costing $590 million and IHCFdelivering gas from Nigeria to Ghana, will affect a total population of over 140,000. IHCF and Friends of the Earth Nigeria assert that WAGP will cause irreparable damage to local citizens’ land and health. Allegedly, the project violates Bank policies on environmental assessment, involuntary resettlement, economic evaluation of investment operations, project supervision and information disclosure. A decision from the Inspection Panel on whether to launch an investigation is due mid June.
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