By Germain Paye, Social Safeguard Assistant (SSA), Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, December 7, 2017: The TRANSCO CLSG project team headed by the Social Safeguard Specialist (SSS) along with the owner’s engineer, TRACTEBEL and the EPC contractors, UTE Elecnor -Eiffage and NCC have conducted site visits at the Mount Coffee CLSG Substation in Monrovia, and in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County respectively.
The SSS, Mrs. Marie Chantel Niambi and team also launched the RAP data consolidation on December 3-8, 2017. During the mission, the team visited the first 40 km corridor in Lot 1 and 60 km targets in Lot 2. The team assessed properties that will be affected by the CLSG project. The assets including residences, farms, etc are being marked X to mentally prepare the People Affected by the Project (PAPs) to get ready for relocation from the No-Go Zone areas.
The TRANSCO CLSG team held public consultation with residents in Samy Tokpa Town, Compound 3, Grand Bassa county. Mrs. Niambi briefed the residents on the progress of the RAP data consolidation and CLSG project activities. She assured the PAPs of their rights to be compensated for their affected properties, the timeline for RAP data consolidation and beginning of the compensation process.
Specific objectives of the mission were to afford the project team acquaint with the effectiveness of EPC contractors’ mobilization and deployment, ensure that affected properties are marked in the 40 m corridor by EPC contractors, have some understanding on the RAP data consolidation activities for preparation of compensation, utilize efforts for strategies and modalities in compliance with Donors guidance, prepare the transfer of the corridors already marked to EPC contractor to begin civil works and to minimize social impacts of CLSG project on the population.