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

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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.

Namibia wants preferential treatment by US

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The Minister of Agriculture, Carl Schlettwein, says the subsidised commodities in the US markets would make it difficult for Namibian products to enter the space.

As a result, he says, the two countries could discuss the possibility of preferential treatment for some products.

Schlettwein said this during a meeting with a delegation of representatives from different US agencies at the US-Africa Business Summit in Tlokweng, Botswana.

Schlettwein calls for UN coordination in water management

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The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein calls for UN coordination in water management. 

The minister said the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres should create a position within the UN that takes responsibility for water.

Schlettwein who is attending the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, said during an interview that the UN Secretary-General was approached by the Bonn Water Dialogues Key messages supporters to create a position within the UN that would be responsible for water and fill the coordination gap.

AR accuse respondents in Redline removal case of deploying delaying tactics

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The Affirmative Repositioning movement has accused the respondents in a case in which it demands the removal of the Veterinary Cordon Fence of deploying delaying tactics to avoid arguments on the merits of the case.

AR activist-in-chief, Dr. Job Amupanda, was referring to technical arguments in the case, which are not necessarily the merits of the case.

Dr. Amupanda says these delaying tactics are aimed at financially draining him and derailing him from proceeding with the case.

Ethiopian agricultural delegation commends Namibia on high sanitary standards 

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Ethiopia has commended Namibia for being one of the most experienced African countries in sanitary practices, especially with respect to the requirements of international trade.

This was said by a high-level delegation on agriculture from Ethiopia, who are in Windhoek on a benchmarking visit to Namibia.

Dr Fikru Regassa, Ethiopian State Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, says that his country has invested in multiple infrastructures and made institutional re-arrangements, including restructuring of the sector to enable a wholesome livestock trade.