Sunday, July 13, 2014

6000 rusty health hazards littering the Djenné countryside

This is not all. In April this year there was an official UNESCO visit to Djenné in order to prepare a report relating to the town’s world heritage status. Two experts, one Malian and one from Benin, walked around the Djenne Djeno site. They did not comment on the extensive and dangerous debris. When it was pointed out to them, they said: 'yes, we are aware of this. We financed this project and it did not work because of bad weather conditions that year’. ( ‘We’ refers to UNESCO’s ‘Centre du Patrimoine Mondiale’).  When asked to elaborate on this, they refused to discuss it and to disclose what figure of support they were talking about. Are we therefore talking about a ‘double whammy’ financing for these 3000 trees that never grew on the Djenne Djeno site? More investigation is clearly needed here...


Blogger Laurent said...

A case of corruption, of work not done, I am too aware of this having had to work in the past with such officials. Nice report all good and positive so to obtain more financing. Sad really.

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