The Addax Bioenergy project continues to pose challenges to communities in Sierra Leone nine years after its start. In a new turn of events, the whole community of Tonka community has been informed it will be relocated.
Swedwatch report shows how local communities were affected when the Addax Bioenergy project in Sierra Leone stalled and when development banks exited from the project without taking steps to protect that the rights of local communities.
This report describes the Addax Bioenergy Project in Makeni, Sierra Leone. It covers the period of July 2014 to June 2015 when Addax was still operational as well as the period of July 2015 to June 2016 when Addax scaled down its operations.
Kurt Langbein, director of a documentary film, “Land Grabbing“ visits the scenes of land grabs and talks to farmers, local communities and to the investors behind the schemes. The injustice of this destructive “development” model could not be clearer.