The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) company recently held a quarterly meeting with the Coalition of Civil Society on Oil and Gas to provide updates on the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) formulation process, environmental compliance, and compensation for Project Affected Persons (PAPs).
During the meeting, the EACOP team reiterated their commitment to complying with environmental and social aspects of the project. They also assured the CSOs of their commitment to ensuring fair and adequate compensation for all PAPs. The team provided updates on land acquisition and access, environmental matters, national content, and gender inclusion, and shared information on their Human Rights policy.
The meeting was a productive and informative session that helped to strengthen the relationship between EACOP and the Coalition of Civil Society on Oil and Gas. The EACOP team proposed another meeting in the second quarter of the year to continue engaging with the CSOs and provide further updates on project activities.
According to the Coalition of Civil Society on Oil and Gas, EACOP’s commitment to environmental compliance and fair compensation for PAPs is commendable. The pipeline project has the potential to bring economic benefits to the region, but it must be done in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible. It is encouraging to see that EACOP is taking these issues seriously and working closely with civil society to ensure that the project benefits all stakeholders.
The EACOP quarterly meeting with the Coalition of Civil Society on Oil and Gas reaffirmed the company’s commitment to environmental compliance and fair compensation for PAPs. The meeting was a positive step towards building a strong relationship between EACOP and civil society, and we look forward to hearing more updates on the project’s progress in the future.