Oil Communities Calls For Implementation of GMoU in Southern Ijaw
The host communities of multinational oil companies operating in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State have called for the immediate implementation of the General Memorandum of Understanding, GMOU to ensure that all communities are captured into the financial scheme of the oil companies.
They made this call during a meeting of all relevant stakeholders in Southern Ijaw local government area saying all host communities of multinational oil companies should benefit from them which is part of their corporate social responsibility.
The host communities in a resolution reached are making the following demands from the multinational oil companies:
*The establishment of a liason office in Yenagoa, the state capital for effective communication between the oil companies and community representatives
*Provision of social amenities such as pipe borne water, electricity and building of modern hospitals in all host communities.
*Consideration of monthly stipends for host communities for all indigenes
*Improvement and electricity as well as constant supply of diesel to communities whose power supply can no longer meet the increasing population
*Constitution of intercommunity link roads and internal roads in host communities
*Construction of modern primary and secondary schools, modern library and the award of scholarships to indigenes of the communities from secondary to tertiary institution.
*Establishment of skills aqusition centres in each of the clans that make up Southern Ijaw local government area.
*Surveillance contracts should be given directly to the host community.
They equally called for a running pipeline in the community to foster speedy and effective communication between the multinationals and the host communities.