Toshao of the Kaburi Village [72 Miles Bartica/Pataro], Reynold David says his village will be greatly affected if the Amaila Falls Hydro Project is to be abandoned, as some 300 persons are depending on it.
During a guided tour of the project yesterday by members of the media, Mr. David told reporters that a lot of hope is set on the project by residents.
“We’re depending on a big scale of employment because we’re involved in lumbering and we’re about to close off on the lumbering…we’ve earmarked a piece of land specially to do community logging, so we’re hoping with this project, we would be able to market our produce,” Mr. David said.
Additionally, Project Manager of Sections 5 and 6 of the access road, Floyd Trim said that he was not aware of the parliamentary developments in relation to the project, since he was on the site.
When asked for his response, he told reporters that his company – Alki Investment, will be greatly affected if the project does not see fruition since this is the largest investment his company has ever made.
According to Trim, his company invested approximately $100M in equipment.