The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre produces “On the Horizon“, a practical bulletin on what is ahead in the field of business and human rights, five times a year. In the April 2013 issue, Save Lamu and Natural Justice made a contribution on the port element of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport and Economic Development Corridor.
It reads: “Save Lamu would like to announce that on 19 March, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya called on members of the public to comment on the “Environmental and social impact assessment study report for construction of the first three berths of the proposed Lamu port and associated infrastructure” (EIA). Save Lamu urges human rights and environmental law practitioners and EIA experts around the world to read and comment on the EIA with respect to the proposed construction of the first three berths of the Lamu Port and transport corridor in Lamu District. Deleterious impacts on water quality, fisheries, mangroves, coral reefs, archaeological, historical and cultural sites, land ownership, induced risks (such as health and safety, influx of disease) are set out in the EIA. Construction has already commenced.
The environmental and social impact assessment is located here and comments can be directed to NEMA until 16 April. They should be sent to the Director General of NEMA at dgnema (at) nema.go.ke, and copied to Edward Menza, NEMA-Lamu at menzae (at) yahoo.com, and the Chair of the Public Complaints Committee at pcc.environment (at) gmail.com.”