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Lom Pangar Hydropower Project

Issues

Labor

Description: Complaint raises concerns about violations of appropriate labor standards related to the project, including issues regarding compensation, workplace conditions, retaliation, and child or forced labor.

Complaints with this Issue: 80

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Sectors

Energy

Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

Complaints in this Sector: 275

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Project

Name: Lom Pangar Hydropower Project

Investments: WB P114077

Client: Ministry of Finance Cameroon

Support:

Country: Cameroon

Complaint

IAM: Inspection Panel (Panel)

ID: 122

Date Filed: Dec. 1, 2017

Date Closed: April 23, 2019

Status: Closed With Outputs Outside Process

Description

On December 1, 2017, the Inspection Panel received a Request for Inspection of the Republic of Cameroon: Lom Pangar Hydropower Project from two former workers of the project. They alleged unpaid overtime work; indecent working conditions; unpaid social security dues and thus inability to benefit from the social security system; dismissal of all workers who contracted Hepatitis B on the project site; and ‰ÛÏabandonment‰Û of workers who suffered ‰ÛÏdrastic‰Û industrial accidents on the site. The Request also included a September 2015 report titled, ‰ÛÏWorld Bank Project Exploiting Human Labor: Lom Pangar Hydro Project in Cameroon,‰Û which the Requesters asked to be a part of the complaint. In addition to the issues mentioned above, the report included concerns relating to working hours, workers weekly rest, annual leave, right to work issues, job security, occupational safety and health, discrimination based on race, and retrenchment.

Complaint Stages

Filing

Dec. 1, 2017

Filing

Status:

Start Date: Dec. 1, 2017

Registration

Dec. 1, 2017 -

Dec. 22, 2017

Registration

Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Dec. 1, 2017

End Date: Dec. 22, 2017

Eligibility

Dec. 22, 2017 -

Feb. 9, 2018

Eligibility

Status: Closed With Output

Explanation: Addressed outside process, Management is addressing or has addressed concerns

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Not offered by mechanism, Stage is not practiced by mechanism

Compliance Review

Not Undertaken

Compliance Review

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: No

Monitoring

Not Undertaken

Monitoring

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Closed

April 23, 2019

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