Chad’s predominant natural resource is petrol, with sales of oil accounting for around 80% of the government’s revenue. Other resources include petroleum, kaolin, gold, bauxite, tin and tungsten. Deposits of uranium are also currently being explored.
Sources: EITI, US Department of State
EITI Status: candidate country
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5-8 March 2012 – PWYP Chad is hosting the Africa Steering Committee’s second meeting
18 January 2012 – PWYP member GRAMPTC (the Chad/Cameroon Alternative Research and Petrol Project Monitoring Group), acting on behalf of 22,500 farmers from 25 villages in the Doba region of Chad, filed a complaint with the World Bank for human and environmental rights abuses caused by the pipeline project.
The project has deprived farmers of their livelihood, as the pipeline has used up vast swathes of land and its pollution adversely affected agriculture and cattle. The freedom of movement for the community members has been hindered, with the protection of the pipeline creating a de facto curfew from 18:00 to 6 a.m. Villagers have also reported instances of torture, arbitrary arrests and destruction of their property.
After the complaint was lodged, the Office of the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman announced it will carry out an official mission to the area at the end of February.