September 12, 2011

Same old, same old

Local inhabitants in South Kordovan complain of not being hired by oil companies.

Whenever large corporations move into a region to work on resource development, whether agricultural, mining or oil production, the hopes of local people are raised. Surely some compensation might come to them, even if it a fair trade of labour for wages.

Recent reports in allAfrica note that local people have not received labour jobs; people from Khartoum have come to work on the oil projects. Local people have had their land and farms destroyed by the oil companies as they build the pipeline to export the oil to market. And local people have complained that with the new national border in place, the cattle require additional care, yet watershed that they have asked for have not been built.

Sourced from AllAfrica.

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