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Akiira Geothermal's response

Author: Akiira Geothermal, Published on: 14 August 2018

"Akiira Geothermal's response"

Akiira stakeholder engagement plan is based on IFC standards and is well recognized by Ministry of Energy, GRMF among others as the best implemented so far. We have taken an active role in engaging the affected communities ensuring gender equality, youth, elderly and people with disability participation. Our engagement also ensures we respect customary beliefs and practices of the local communities. The SEP also identifies affected community based on impact. The stakeholder action plan has a schedule of meeting and activities to be conducted through the life of the project which include project kick off meetings, air and noise report meeting, open day, grievance report meeting etc

The company has implemented the action plan; conducted several meeting prior to its formulation and there are minutes and reports to show the same. We have been audited by lenders and other international organization on the same, we have responded to issues and concerns to their satisfaction.  Akiira has a grievance mechanism, which all affected communities are aware of including the kambiturkana village. We have forms in or office, which many have used in the past. We also have had follow up meeting to address the grievance raised throughout the various phases of the project.

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