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As a responsible corporate entity, PGM Nigeria Limited recognizes the importance of harmonizing progress with community welfare. In instances where projects necessitate resettlement, we prioritize the Preparation and Implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) to ensure the well-being of affected communities. Our commitment goes beyond project success; it extends to fostering positive social impacts and inclusive development.
Understanding Resettlement Action Plans (RAP):
1. Baseline Assessment:
The RAP process begins with a comprehensive baseline assessment of the affected communities. PGM Nigeria Limited conducts thorough studies to understand the socio-economic fabric, cultural nuances, and livelihoods of the community members who may be impacted by the project.
2. Stakeholder Engagement:
Community involvement is a cornerstone of our RAP approach. We engage in meaningful dialogue with affected stakeholders, seeking their input and involving them in the decision-making process. This ensures that the resettlement plan is tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of the community.
3. Resettlement Planning:
PGM Nigeria Limited collaborates with experts to develop a comprehensive Resettlement Action Plan. The plan outlines the strategies for minimizing disruptions, preserving cultural heritage, and enhancing the overall well-being of affected individuals and communities.
Implementation of Resettlement Action Plan:
Upon approval of the Resettlement Action Plan, PGM Nigeria Limited is committed to its effective implementation:
- Relocation Support: Providing support for the physical relocation of affected households, ensuring that new settlements meet or exceed living standards.
- Livelihood Restoration: Implementing programs to restore or improve the livelihoods of affected individuals, including skills training, employment opportunities, and support for income-generating activities.
- Infrastructure Development: Investing in the development of new infrastructure and amenities in resettlement areas to enhance the overall quality of life.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: Implementing a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track the progress of resettlement initiatives and address any emerging challenges promptly.
Commitment to Community Welfare:
PGM Nigeria Limited’s approach to the Preparation and Implementation of Resettlement Action Plans underscores our commitment to:
- Social Inclusivity: Ensuring that resettlement processes are inclusive, respectful, and considerate of the community’s social fabric.
- Sustainable Development: Integrating sustainable practices into the resettlement plan to promote long-term community resilience.
- Transparency and Accountability: Maintaining open communication channels with stakeholders and being accountable for the outcomes of resettlement initiatives.
PGM Nigeria Limited’s dedication to the Preparation and Implementation of Resettlement Action Plans reflects our commitment to responsible and community-centric project development. We believe that progress should be a collective journey that benefits all stakeholders, leaving a positive and lasting impact.