Land owners are protesting against lease agreement with large scale investor

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Green Scenery | 3 October 2011
Palm Oil Whole Sale Market at the Bush Meat and Palm Oil Sellers Association, Bo, Sierra Leone (Photo: Paul McNamara).

Since Monday evening more than a hundred land owners are blocking the Socfin operation area. The company is one of the large scale investors in oil palm plantation in Sierra Leone. The lease agreement signed between the government and the chiefdom and subleased to the company caused concern amongst affected communities. Several meetings with stakeholders were held. Land owners and workers voiced their anger on not being properly consulted on the agreement and working conditions. Research undertaken by Green Scenery showed lack of transparency.

Read the recommendations from land owners handed over to the district chairman

Read Green Scenerys Fact finding mission report

Understanding Land Investment Deals: Country Report Sierra Leone published by Oakland Institute
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