Community-based organisations in Cameroon allege that UK-based Victoria Oil and Gas and its Cameroon-based subsidiary, Gaz Du Cameroun, violated the OECD Guidelines in operations at the Logbaba Gas Project. The Complainants allege that riverside communities affected by the project experience the negative effects of water pollution, noise and nuisance from (explosions at) the gas exploitation site, destruction of homes and loss of household income. Community members also complain about the lack of meaningful engagement by the company and lack of information about (potential) negative effects on their health and safety.
The complainants hope that the NCP is able to facilitate a dialogue between the company and the community and facilitate access to remedy for the negative impacts experienced by community members.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
On 20 December 2018 the UK NCP published its initial assessment, in which it accepted the case for further investigation.
As of March 2021, the press release of the initial assessment phase was published by the French NCP. The parties accepted its good offices.