Sierra Leone: 1,475 MALOA members sign petition objecting to the RSPO certification of SOCFIN
Green Scenery | 19 April 2022

Sierra Leone: 1,475 MALOA members sign petition objecting to the RSPO certification of SOCFIN

The Malen Affected Land Owners and Users Association (MALOA) has submitted a petition signed by 1,475 of its members objecting to the certification of SOCFIN by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The Association which has been questioning the way their lands were acquired from land owners in Sahn Malen by SOCFIN since 2011, wrote the following in their petition from the 10th of March 2022:
 
Among other issues, the following are in total contradiction to the RSPO criteria and were wrongly assessed by the auditors:

In addition, we reiterate our demand that the conflict resolution process initiated be restarted and finalized in order to respond to the demands of the communities, to renegotiate the agreements adequately and to put an end to any abuse of human rights of the citizens of Malen.
 
Read the full petition
URL to Article: https://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/30890

Source: Green Scenery 
http://greenscenery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/220321-MALOA-RSPO-petition.pdf

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