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SGR Phase 2A: NEMA Issues License Despite Considerable Gaps in Social, Economic and Environmental Analysis

Giraffe in Nairobi National Park

The National Environment Management Authority has issued to the Kenya Railways the go-ahead EIA license for SGR Phase 2A, amidst concerns over the integrity of due process for such a mega project grow ever bigger. One yawning gap is the dearth of analysis on the social ramifications of the economic cost—present and future—of constructing, operating and indeed repaying the debt owed to China.

Development must march forward, but we must be cognizant of the need to adequately include and mainstream conservation and social implications of such development, otherwise it proves to be counterproductive.
The following link leads to a well written articles by Akshay Vishwanath, via Business Daily Africa.

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