Parliamentary Standing Committee shocked that GRN by Government and mines

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources says it is shocked that the government has no shares in some mines.

The committee visited three of the Otjozondjupa Region's six mines.

The MP's first visit was to the Cheetah Cement Plant.

90% of Whale Rock Cheetah Cement Factory is owned by two Chinese companies based in the Orient, while the other 10% is owned by a local company.

The mine's General Manager, Yuhui Shao, spoke through an interpreter.

Namibia should ensure optimal value for natural resources- Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says Namibia should ensure optimal value for its natural resources such as diamonds to increase revenue, create jobs and reduce poverty.

The Premier said this during her first visit to Namib Desert Diamonds.

The Premiere says as Namibia continues to ensure price discovery for its diamonds, the high returns from the mineral will improve the well-being of citizens as well as create space for individuals outside the sector to benefit.  

Parliamentary standing committee recommends a speedy implementation on the Neckartal dam project

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources says it will recommend the speedy implementation of phase II of the Neckartal Dam Irrigation Project.

The project's Phase II includes the development of 5,000 hectares of land for crop irrigation.

A Standing Committee member, Efraim Nekongo, said this during the committee's visit to the Neckartal Dam near Keetmanshoop in ||Kharas Region as part of its oversight function.

Government remains committed in ensuring sustainable management of natural resources

The government remains committed to ensuring sustainable management of natural resources.

This was said by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, during the handover of ten rehabilitated boreholes for rural communities in the Berseba Constituency.

Shifeta said the persistent drought caused by low rainfall as a result of climate change continues to affect rural communities negatively.