Mozambique: Resettled community protests against poor housing provided by Vale, resettlement delays, inadequate compensation

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17 January 2012

Government urged to defend resettled communities [Mozambique]

Author: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

...Centre for Public Integrity...recalls that, between November 2009 and April 2010, Vale resettled hundreds of households from the area of its mining concession...Those resettled in Cateme complain that they were swindled by Vale...[T]he...houses in Cateme were shoddily built...[I]n some of the houses, roofs were leaking, and cracks appeared in the walls before anyone even moved into them...[R]esettlement deadlines [were] missed, [and]...there were also delays in paying compensation to those families who refused to be resettled.

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