TRANSCO CLSG has been addressing numerous claims received from a cross-section of persons affected by the project (PAPs) in Nimba County, who complained they were not compensated for their farms within the transmission line two corridor that is being constructed by EPC contractors, Bouygues.
Upon receipt of the claims, TRANSCO CLSG swiftly sent a verification team headed by its Social Safeguard Assistant, Germain Paye on September 14, 2020 with the objective to verify the claims and seek resolution.
Meanwhile, the claims verification team carried out its mandate within the Bouygues line 2 from Yekepa substation in Nimba County to the Guinea border. The mission concluded its work on Saturday, October 3, 2020. “Mission was successful,” Paye said.
According to him, most of the reported claims could not be verified because the farms in question were not found. He said a total of 215 claims that were reported, only 10 farms were found to be legit. The verification process was carried out along with the full participation of the claimers, the local administrative and traditional authorities of Nimba County.