Ghana Inspection Panel request

5 October 2007

In August the NGO Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions filed a complaint to the Inspection Panel on behalf of the Agyemankata community, regarding the Bank’s Kwabenya landfill project in Accra. COHRE claims that residents were not meaningfully consulted on the project and were not involved in the drafting of the resettlement action plan. The requestors are concerned that the planned landfill is too close to residential areas, which have grown since the design of the earlier UNDP sanitation initiative, on which the Bank project builds. Those residents who are not to be resettled will potentially be exposed to “grave risks to their health”.