Saturday, July 6, 2013

[biofuelwatch] Herakles Farms (SGSOC) activities in Cameroon

"I am pleased to let you know that my suspensive measure of authorization logging (...) is lifted from the date of signature of this dispatch [29 May 2013]. I remind you in this connection, that logging operations must be conducted in accordance with the laws and regulations under the supervision of the Regional Delegate of Forestry and Wildlife Southwest. "Writes resigned MINFOF, Ngole Philip Ngwese.
"This project should be cancelled permanently, as it would have devastating social and environmental consequences for the region " said Irène Wabiwa, forest campaigner for Greenpeace Africa. "In addition, it seems increasingly clear that the company is facing serious cash flow issues. The company is not a viable long-term development partner for the Cameroonian government nor local communities, and the government would be well advised to conduct financial due diligence on Herakles Farms"
"Herakles Farms in Cameroon has received another blow. Network against hunger (RELUFA) and the Centre for Environment and Development (Ced) two Cameroonian NGOs on Thursday, June 13, 2013 asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Cameroon (Conac) for that an investigation into the "allegations of corruption" on this project already pretty bad shape"
"The American company Herakles Farms is accused by two NGOs to "bleed the country" under the guise of a philanthropic discourse. Herakles Farms ... That name will remain as a symbol of financial speculation on the resources of the South? The controversial draft oil palm plantation in Cameroon this subsidiary of a hedge fund based in New York today seems wrong party. While two NGOs, Greenpeace and Oakland Institute, accuse Herakles Farms applying double standards and resorting to lies and corruption, the company announced Saturday, May 18, the suspension of its operations in Cameroon".
"Palm oil has become one of the world's leading causes of rainforest destruction. The production of palm oil is also responsible for widespread human rights violations as palm oil companies often forcefully remove Indigenous Peoples and rural communities from their lands".

Still no drinking water in Betock, Manyemen, and Ebanga villages
Good bye Herakles Farms from Cameroon.


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