Tag Archives: Bujagali

EIB Complaints Mechanism is empty box

Today Counter Balance is filing a complaint against the European Investment Bank (EIB) at the European Ombudsman [1]. The Complaints Mechanism of the Bank seems unable to function appropriately. Almost two years after a complaint on the Bujagali hydropower project [2] in Uganda, the Complaints Office still did not come to a conclusion, this due […]

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Complaint against the European Investment Bank for maladministration

  The European Ombudsman 1 Avenue du Président Robert Schuman CS 30403 FR-67001 Strasbourg Cedex France   14 November 2011 Subject : Complaint against the European Investment Bank for maladministration Dear Sir, On 2 December 2009, CRBM,  NAPE, Counter Balance, Sherpa, CLAI, as well as individual citizens of Uganda (“the Plaintiffs“) filed a complaint through […]

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The EIB complaints mechanism policy: only a green washing machine

The European Investment Bank (EIB) disbursed an additional EUR 40 million for the Bujagali dam in Uganda while complaints from the local communities are still waiting for a response. The dam is controversial because of its social and environmental impact. “By neglecting its own complaint mechanism, the EIB proves that its policy is nothing more […]

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Bujagali falls (foto International Rivers)

Ugandan citizens’ complaint against EUR 95 million EIB loan for Bujagali Hydropower Dam

Press Release, Brussels, 25 November 2009. The Bujagali Hydropower Project is a 250-megawatt power-generating facility developed by Bujagali Energy Limited, a joint venture between Kenya-based Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, and US-based Sithe Global Power, with construction by Italy’s Salini. Following the findings of a field mission in Uganda […]

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Bujagali: testimony of Ugandan NGOs in case against EIB

Interview with Frank Muramazi from Ugandan National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), who speaks about the case of Bujagali Hydropower Dam.

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“EIB must withhold funding Bujagali dam until major problems are addressed”

Following a highly critical assessment from a World Bank body on the impacts of the USD 799 million Bujagali dam in Uganda, the campaign coalition Counter Balance has called on the European Investment Bank (EIB), a joint funder of the controversial project with the World Bank, to withhold any further disbursement of its USD 130 […]

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