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Background of the Bui Resettlement


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The project involves the resettlement of eight (8) communities with a total population of 1,216 people because the development Bui dam will create a reservoir that will involve the inundation, at its full supply level, of about 444km2 of land, including parts of the Bui National Park.

The area of permanent inundation includes six communities which need to be resettled. Although another community, Dokokyina, will not be inundated, it will need to be relocated because the community will be surrounded on three sides by the reservoir (south, east and west), and large parts of their land, which is used for cultivation, grazing, hunting and collection of forest products, will also be submerged. It is also intended to relocate the Bui Camp, the current residence of Game and Wildlife Officers assigned to protect the Bui National park.

BPA, recognizing that displacement of people can pose social challenges that need to be understood for development of durable solution, is pursuing Environmental and Social Impact Mitigation Measures as stipulated in a Resettlement Planning Framework for the Bui Hydroelectric Project-January 2007. 

This report outlines the processes and principles for resettlement to achieve the objectives of improving the living conditions and creating economic opportunities of the Project Affected People. Several forms of assistance are being offered to reduce the stress usually associated with such "movement".


Additionally, BPA is in collaboration with the Department of Human Resettlement of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and other development stakeholders to promote livelihood enhancements for the re-settlers.

The main elements of the Resettlement & Community Support Program therefore include:

0604scroll2ldlalr New resettlement townships with following Communal Facilities; Community Centre,

0604scroll2ldlalr Nursery, Place of worship, Boreholes, KVIPs

0604scroll2ldlalr Houses: (Room for Room+kitchen+bath+living room)

0604scroll2ldlalr Compensation for loss of economic trees at LVB rates

0604scroll2ldlalr Grants: GH¢100 for relocation, GH¢50 to till new farm

0604scroll2ldlalr Income support: GH¢100/month/household for 1 year

0604scroll2ldlalr Livelihood enhancement: Assist economic activities


Implementation of the resettlement programme has been divided into three (3) parts as follows:

Phase A – Covering four (4) communities living at the construction site.

Phase B – Covering three (3) communities living in the area to be inundated.

Phase C – Covering the personnel of the Game and Wildlife Division living at the old and dilapidated Bui Camp.



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