Ogoni clean-up: Alone tasks HYPREP on transparency, demands frame work

PORT HARCOURT— A rights group, Alone, SA, has tasked the Hydrocarbon Remediation Pollution Project, HYPREP, to release the framework set out for the clean-up of the oil polluted Ogoniland, alleging that the agency lacked transparency. SA also urged HYPREP to be transparent and accountable to people of Ogoni and Niger Delta, noting that the body (HYPREP) is a public institution and ought to be trusted. Head, National Advocacy Centre of Alone, Vivian Bellonwu, spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday, after submitting a letter requesting information on Ogoni clean-up and project contracts to HYPREP.