Oil exploitation in Chad and the local population
Chad’s petroleum project stirred up so many hopes for the country’s development, but now, after 8 years in operation, it has become a nightmare. The exploitation of oil has destroyed the local farmers’ production system, depriving them of their living; it is polluting the water, soil and air; it is dividing the people and sowing despair.
From 2004 to 2011, the State’s budget increased from at least 300 billion CFA to more than 1,572,482 billion, but the advantages of this manna are not benefiting the people. Neither the conditions of life of the 11 million Chadians nor the public services have improved. The promises made by companies and by the government have not been kept and the World Bank left the country in 2008.
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