Panel investigates Ghana’s landfill complaint

1 February 2008

In October the World Bank board accepted the Inspection Panel’s recommendation for a full investigation into a complaint filed by the NGO Centre for Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) on behalf of the Agyemankata Community regarding the Kwabenya landfill project in Accra, Ghana (see Update 57). Bank management acknowledged that resettlement, compensation, and environmental aspects need to be addressed. According to COHRE the Bank has required the government of Ghana to take a series of steps including the formulation of a proper resettlement action plan. The results of the inspection process are expected in early 2008.