Project Awareness Program
Community Awareness programs have been crucial in helping the communities of the project to understand important issues around and about the project. Since 2011 these programms had enlightened the people about what this project is, why it is needed, what it means for the communities, government and the country as a whole.
The programms spread through the communities of Bahomea from Katihana to Malango’s Belaha community to the west of the Tina River. Since major programms as identifying a dam site, land acquisition, ESIA and selecting a developer had been achieved, our focus this year will be on Benefit Share for the Communities as well as training opportunities before the construction phase.
Some of the main topics discussed were the preparatory phase – identifying a dam site, land acquisition, ESIA and selection of a developer.
The program is now at the end of the preparatory phase and is moving to the implementation one in 2016. The transition period between these two phases will see the project concentrate on working closely with the communities on activities such as implementation of livelihood projects, training and preparing for construction.
Consulting and finalizing benefit share arrangement to ensure the project becomes a transformational project for the communities of the area and the country is also being targeted.