On November 6, 2017, a moratorium on the resettlement in Afungi was signed.
Afungi is the area for the construction of the liquefaction plant (LNG) for natural gas and all the necessary infrastructure for it.
The Moratorium is used to distinguish individuals and households that are eligible for compensation and resettlement assistance from those who are not.
The ceremony was attended by H.E. Celmira da Silva, Governor of Cabo Delgado and several members of the provincial and district government, including representatives of Anadarko, Eni and African Century Real Estate Mozambique.
Taking advantage of the ceremony, the spiritual blessing of the site for the resettlement Village and the visit to the model house where also made, the Governor also laid the foundation stone for the resettlement village.
Since this time the villagers that are to be resettled both physically and economically have signed contracts, opened bank accounts and have begun to receive funds in order to compensate the effect this will have on their lives.
Graves and graveyards of their ancestors have been relocated to areas that where agreed upon by the families and local elders.
A phase 0 was implemented in order to move the first 8 families away from what is now being called the “early works area” this area needed to be cleared of all property, farms and people in order to encompass the following projects safely:
- Road from Afungi to Palma, passing near the future resettlement village;
- New Afungi airstrip;
- Jetty in Afungi coast;
- Anadarko expansion camp.
The official start of construction of the resettlement village is due to begin very soon in April as soon as the seasonal rains have gone.