Carl Schlettwein

Schlettwein rebukes Aminuis uranium mining

Schlettwein rebukes Aminuis uranium mining

Tujoromajo Kasuto Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, has slammed the prospecting for uranium in Aminuis in the Omaheke Region, where people rely heavily on underground water for survival, claiming that mining in an aquifer is potentially harmful and that it would be irresponsible to allow such potential pollution and destruction of such a valuable water resource in an otherwise dry country. Carl Schlettwein made the statement in response to the drilling of boreholes in the area by Headspring Investments’ Project Wings, a subsidiary of Uranium One, which is part of Rosatom, a Russian state-owned uranium exploration, mining, and…
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Minister sets record straight on land ownership

Minister sets record straight on land ownership

Martin Endjala No Namibian or foreigner can own land under freehold in communal land, The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform categorically clarified in the National Assembly yesterday. A visibly disturbed, Carl Schlettwein said that misinformation has been circulating in the public domain about ownership of communal land by foreign nationals, including being fuelled by members of parliament. He explained that towns and cities within communal land are demarcated and surveyed and after proclamation are no longer part of the communal set-up and property can be owned there. However, Green Schemes that are also demarcated and proclaimed for agricultural…
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