Rudo Sanyanga

Africa’s mega-dams have not delivered the rapid development the World Bank and other foreign sponsors promised. Their benefits are concentrated on extractive industries and the urban middle class, leaving out the majority rural poor. Alternative solutions that do not sacrifice one group of people for the benefit of another are available


The project model for Inga 3 does not prioritize access to electricity for the poor, especially considering that the bulk of the power has already been committed for export. Social and environmental impacts of the dam have not been given due attention


Despite being in the path of this huge project, the people have very little information about the dam and the impacts it will bring to their lives. The situation is the same everywhere in Africa where poor communities are relocated to make way for huge infrastructure projects