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PDM's Diederik Vries calls for inclusive approach in Namibia's resettlement polic

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The Resettlement Policy should aim to improve the lives of landless or disadvantaged Namibians and be inclusive, irrespective of people's economic and social status.

These were the sentiments of the Popular Democratic Movement's (PDM) Diederik Vries in his contribution to the National Resettlement Policy under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform.

The general eligibility criteria for potential beneficiaries of resettlement is the requirement to have resource ownership and access to capital.

Namibia revamps resettlement policy to address land redistribution challenges

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Resettlement involves more than just land distribution; it also involves securing tenure rights, planning land use, and addressing infrastructure and farm rehabilitation.

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, expressed these sentiments in his ministerial statement on the Revised National Resettlement Policy of 2023–2033.

The Revised Resettlement Policy reflects the government's dedicated approach to tackling challenges regarding land redistribution in a coordinated, inclusive, and transparent manner.