Water and Land Reform (MAWLR)

Authorities warn of major flooding in the South

Authorities warn of major flooding in the South

Obrein Simasiku Authorities are cautioning the public of a possible flooding in the South part of the country due to the Orange river that is overflowing downstream. This is exacerbated by high rainfall experienced in South Africa and Lesotho, which prompted the nations to open the sluice of their dams, thus reeling thousands of cubic metres of water. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has come out alerting the public, most especially those on the Lower Orange River, of possible high river flows and flooding which might cause prolonged inundation in the coming days. “MAWLR learned that…
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Agri Ministry to demolish illegal fencing in Kavango West and Ohangwena

Agri Ministry to demolish illegal fencing in Kavango West and Ohangwena

Tujoromajo Kasuto Starting tomorrow, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has hired the National Youth Service (NYS) to remove ten illegal fences in the Kavango West and Ohangwena regions for the next four weeks. According to the ministry, only one fence will be removed this time in Ohangwena, while nine illegal fences will be removed in Kavango West. “The actual removal is planned to commence on the 16th of November for 3 to 4 weeks. MAWLR will join NYS for the first five (5) days from the 16 - 21 November 2022 for monitoring purposes,” the statement…
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MPs happy with climate resilient projects in Kunene

MPs happy with climate resilient projects in Kunene

Martin Endjala The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources led by Chairperson Tjekero Tweya has lauded the Kunene region’s envisaged projects that are underway as commendable and uplifting community livelihoods. These projects are implemented by the Environmental Fund of Namibia (EIF) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR). The committee recently toured the mountainous and vast Kunene region to inspect progress, assess impact of climate change and familiarize themselves with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) sponsored projects. The committee also had consultative meetings at Khorixas with local authority leaders. Committee member, Gothard Kandume, who is also from…
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Meat processing plant for Katima

Meat processing plant for Katima

Obrein Simasiku The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has announced that it will be constructing a meat processing plant at Katima Mulilo, next to the existing Meatco abattoir. The project will cost N$35 million dollars and will be constructed on a five-hectare piece of land. "The construction of the Meat Processing Plant is among the major activities funded by the European Union (EU) through the Eleventh European Development Fund (EDF 11). Apart from the construction of the Katima Mulilo Meat Processing Plant, the funding also includes the construction of the Katima Mulilo quarantine facility and upgrading of…
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ReconAfrica in water license misunderstanding

ReconAfrica in water license misunderstanding

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri A misunderstanding from ReconAfrica, an oil and gas exploration company searching for oil in the Kavango basin, led to the company operating without a water permit, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) Deputy Executive Director (ED) Maria Amakali has revealed. “As such, there was a misunderstanding from their side that because they are operating in non-water control area, they did not need a permit.” This appears to be a contradiction to Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein’s revelation last month that the company had applied to drill boreholes, for both exploration and abstraction and purposes and that, thus…
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