Minister Schlettwein advocates water reuse to tackle Kunene Region's water scarcity


The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, said the water reuse method is an approach that can be taken in Kunene to address the water shortage in the region.

Schlettwein said this at the joint commemoration of World Wetlands Day and World Water Day in Opuwo.

Wetlands are ecosystems that contain water permanently or seasonally.

World Wetlands Day 2024 calls for attention to the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human existence.

Kavango East Governor recalls challenging times


The Kavango East Region has experienced a number of unfortunate incidents that have resulted in the loss of lives. Its Governor, Bonifatius Wakudumo, highlighted some of those in his State of the Region Address.

It was an incident that shocked not only the region but also the entire country.

16 people belonging to one household all died after eating what was believed to be toxic porridge.

Innovative ways needed to address human-wildlife conflict


There is a need to develop innovative ways to address the issues of human-wildlife conflict (HWC).

These were the sentiments of Zambezi Region Governor, Alufea Sampofu, during an interview with nbc News at the National Human-Wildlife Conflict.

Zambezi is one of the regions where residents are terrorised by wild animals that destroy their crop fields.

Sampofu is also concerned about the compensation paid to victims of HWC, saying it leaves much to be desired.

National Human Wildlife Conflict Conference considers ways to mitigate losses


Human-wildlife conflict should not be considered the responsibility of the government alone; all citizens and state agencies should work to minimise the losses and impact of wild animals on human communities.

These were the words of Vice President Nangolo Mbumba when he opened the National Human-Wildlife Conflict Conference in Windhoek.

MPs discuss human-wildlife conflict


In a recent session of the National Council, several Members of Parliament expressed their concern over the increasing incidents of wildlife attacks in the country. 

The MPs, representing constituencies in both urban and rural areas, spoke of the growing danger to human lives and property caused by wild animals such as crocodiles and elephants.

Over 30 people die in human-wildlife conflict


The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta has revealed that a total of 33 people have died as a result of the human-wildlife conflict from 2019 to date.

Shifeta provided fellow MPs in the National Assembly with an update on the current status of human-wildlife conflict throughout the country.

Shifeta said a total of N$3,3 million was paid as compensation for loss of lives - with crocodiles, hippos, and elephants the main culprits in such attacks.