Bargny coal plant: State of Senegal sued

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The network of associations for the protection of the environment and nature (Rapen) of Senegal does not intend to lower their arms against the stubbornness of the State of Senegal to realize the coal plant of Bargny. The populations of this locality sufficiently threatened by the adverse effects of climate change and SOCOCIM and the advance of the sea have still raised the tone to be indignant against the coal plant implanted in their locality. They announced a new complaint against the State of Senegal.

After a first complaint lodged in 2016, the network of associations for the protection of the environment and nature (Rapen) and affected communities, will again drag the State of Senegal to justice. The announcement was made at their Conference held on Tuesday 26 March 2019 to denounce the establishment of the Bargny coal plant which, according to them, contributes to a slow and certain death of the Bargnois. 

Among other grievances, they denounced the financing of banks (bad, BOAD, FMO) for the finishing and walking of the plant. PIs, the Coordinator of the Rapen of pester: "these banks were based mainly on false information of the Mayor of Bargny and the electricity company of Senegal (CES)". 

Fadel Wade to continue: "the tests carried out on the premises reveal that the inhabitants of the area are under the threat of a slow death that provide carbon monoxide, mercury, lead and carcinogenic dust. Plunder noted in coal mining by the plant.

Faced with what the population of Bargny calls "assaults", the affected communities have demanded the arbitration of the President of the Republic which is the only "guarantor of national sovereignty, survival and health".

Moctar FICOU/VivAfrik

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