Muhoroni Member of Parliament Hon. James Onyango Koyoo has launched protested against Tullow Oil Company who is involved in the oil deposits in his constituency
Koyoo says the company is undertaking oil seismic (scanning) survey in various parts of Muhoroni without involving area residents.
“Since this company come to this area they have being doing scanning’s in people’s parcel of lands without involving them, they continuously destroyed people’s property without compensating them only giving some hullabaloo promises” said Koyoo
He says more than 100 people have incurred mass crop destruction due to the ongoing exploitation.
The MP termed the exploration illegal and called for immediate halt of the process.
“This process must be stopped so that all the stakeholders must be brought on board and we as the stakeholders we must be involved so that we don’t feel incurring so many loses” Koyoo added
He threatened to move to court to challenge the process if the company fails to consult the locals.
Koyoo urged the company to consider compensating the residents whose crops have been destroyed due to the ongoing exploitation.
He said the local administrators were not aware of the exploitation and urged Cabinet Secretary for Mining Najib Balala to immediately halt the process.
He maintained that the area residents must be consulted with youths given job opportunity where minimum technical skills are required.
Muhoroni deputy commissioner Solomon Abwaku said he was never consulted by the company.
He said community sensitization programs were never conducted ahead of the oil scanning.
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