QMM’s employees can’t enter their site

Since Monday, an association named “Fagnomba” blocks the way to the gate of QMM’s site in Mandena, Tolagnaro. This association wants QMM to prioritize local population for its recruitment and local products for its puchase.
QMM has declared that it can’t negotiate unless the association removes its barricade which prevents QMM’s employees to enter the site.
Yesterday, Fagnomba’s demands increased. The association wants the resignation of the HR manager, the supply manager and community liaison manager of Qit Minerals Madagascar.
QMM apparently is now facing the same complicated problem as Sherritt Madagascar.
What is behind all of that?
Let’s remind that just after the takeover of Andry Rajoelina last year, the HAT has appointed a French law firm to analyze the contracts between the Malagasy state and the big foreign mining firms working in Madagascar. We all know that Andry Rajoelina’s administration will never dare to question the legality of these contracts, especially when they bring lots of tax income for the (orange) State. And if it does so, these International firms always have the possibility to sue the Malagasy state before the ICSDI (International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes) where it has no ghost of a chance to win.
Is it thinkable that the Andry Rajoelina and his HAT are behind all of these sudden social protests to put more pressure on these International mining firms?
Concerning the recruitment, it is a legal principle that the employer has the sovereign right to hire who they want.


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