Livelihood Restoration Plan: in Ghana to create value

The Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP) is a project for the promotion and diversification of small economic activities carried out by the local population in and around the Western Region, Ghana. National gas resources in Ghana are a great opportunity to improve access to energy and contribute to the country's economic development. However, to ensure that new energy production activities also produce tangible benefits for the local area and the communities that host them, it is important to create the conditions for them to integrate into the local setting and help create new opportunities for those who live there. After acquiring the land to build the onshore natural gas reception facilities of the Offshore Cape Three Points Project (OCTP), we launched the Livelihood Restoration Plan to manage the socio-economic changes caused by the construction of the plant in that area. Through the launch of small entrepreneurial activities, the project aims to broaden and distribute the benefits for the local communities in terms of income and growth opportunities.

Project features

Activity start date: 2016 – present

Ghana

Access to off-grid energy
Access to off-grid energy
Territory protection
Territory protection
Economic diversification
Economic diversification

SDG1 No Poverty

SDG2 Zero Hunger

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals

Eni Ghana

Technoserve

Project actions and objectives 

Livelihood Restoration Plan: enterprises that support development

The Livelihood Restoration Plan project aims to restore and strengthen the livelihoods of the communities in Sanzule and others in neighbouring areas in the Western Region, which are affected by the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project and the onshore gas reception facilities from the Sankofa field. The area acquired is approximately 96 hectares. In the transitional phase, we provided food support to the families and pursued a financial training programme to ensure proper management of the compensation received as a result of the land acquisition and the activation of new sustainable businesses. In particular, we promote the start-up of agricultural activities, livestock breeding, aquaculture, small businesses and market access.

The Livelihood Restoration Plan is part of a broader plan, the Environmental and Social Action Plan(ESAP), in accordance with international standards, in particular the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard number 5 (IFC PS5). Together with the non-governmental organisation Technoserve, we work closely with the communities through training in business management and mentoring by technical experts.

Highlights
3,9 mln
$

invested in the project


+1,4 k
people

benefiting from the LRP


205
families

involved in the project


>60
families

who have chosen to develop aquaculture


3,9 mln
$

invested in the project

+1,4 k
people

benefiting from the LRP

205
families

involved in the project

>60
families

who have chosen to develop aquaculture

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Last update: 07 September 2023


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