The government of Tanzania revealed that its findings in the environmental impact assessment study for the Stiegler Gorge hydroelectric plant are conclusive enough to continue to move forward with the project.
At a briefing of the different ministries in charge of the project, Professor Raphael Mwalyosi, a member of the research team, said that the impacts revealed by the surveys could be mixed.
“Our estimates revealed that the project can be implemented without any form of fear. The best approach is to put in place strategies to prevent such environmental impacts,” he said.
These statements contradict those of environmentalists who claim that the plat would have negative impacts, not only on the animals on the reserve, but also out of 200,000 people who organized their way of life around the site.