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Development Talk: Equatorial Palm Oil vs. local Communities

Development Talk: Equatorial Palm Oil vs. local Communities

In the past year, a situation of escalating tension has arisen inside the proposed expansion zone for Equatorial Palm Oil, a British company that holds a lease for a large amount of land in Grand Bassa County District no. 4. The community dwellers were not informed about the contract before it was signed, and were never given the chance to agree or disagree to allowing palm oil development on their land. The situation has become very volatile and tense. What is the best way to redress community grievances?

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