JULY 14, 2021 – Viceroy calls for the immediate revocation of ReconAfrica’s (seismic approval. We raise further issues with RECO’s communications. RECO show clear contempt for stakeholders and a willingness to distort the truth to further their aims.
- RECO announced the completion of drilling of their 6-1 well in a press release almost entirely devoid of all other information including the depth achieved, and the age or depth of any shows.
- Earlier this morning RECO released an ESG statement through their Twitter account. Buried in the statement is the clear admission that the company has not completely ruled out fracking. Instead, the company says that “the Namibian people and authorities will determine if and how they will extract that reserve.”
- RECO’s February 2021 public consultation was not only unprofessional, it failed to answer serious questions about the economic, geological and social nature of their project. Company spokespeople failed to answer even basic technical questions. We have attached a link to a video of the consultation.
- One of RECO’s spokespeople, Dr Mwiya is responsible for the registration of interested and affected parties for the public consultation regarding the 2D seismic program. In email communications with stakeholders Dr Mwiya shows a clear bias, protecting the company and insulting stakeholders directly.
As a supplement to this report we suggest readers confirm for themselves the content of Dr Mwiya’s communications which begin on page 467 of “Annex” below