Published: Review of resettlement plans Koukoutamba hydropower dam - Guinea
19 December 2022
An NCEA working group of experts visited Guinea recently, to assess the quality of the resettlement action plans (RAPs) of the Koukoutamba Hydropower Dam, its access roads and electricity lines. The dam is expected to cause involuntary resettlement of thousands of people and will impact important biodiversity areas, including chimpanzee habitats in and around the Moyen Bafing National Park. The Guinean Ministry of Environment is keen to manage this process carefully and has approached the NCEA to provide assistance through an independent advice.
After reviewing the RAPs we concluded that there are important gaps to fill in order to provide a solid base for sound decision making.
- For example more information is needed of the impacts on affected populations and the restoration of their livelihoods.
- In addition we recommend to update the ESIAs and RAPs to take into account recent developments, such as the creation of the Moyen Bafing National Park.