Namibia cancels national land conference

Land minister of Namibia Utoni Nujoma has said that there is no money for the planned second national land conference that had been scheduled for Nov. 2016.


Namibia held its first land conference in 1991 that sought to improve ways of implementing land reforms.

The second land conference was supposed to review whether the goals set at the first conference have been met or not.

Nujoma told the National Assembly that the conference had been cancelled because of lack of resources.

He could not, however, say how much money the government would need for such a conference.

Although he could not say when the conference would be held, Nujoma said once the resources are available, the conference would go on.

Citing the drought and water shortage, Nujoma said such an event requires major economic implications financially.

According to Nujoma, although Namibia is facing a lot of challenges, his ministry is aware of the problems regarding land.

The government of Namibia says there is no money with President Hage Geingob saying that the country is facing an economic downturn.

Geingob told the Namibia National Teachers’ Union Tuesday that the country was being affected by the weakened Southern African Customs Union and the fall in global commodity prices.

“Then you have the commodity prices that went down, foreign companies who are constructing here that quote in U.S. dollars and with the collapse of the rand, our foreign reserves have been affected and we are in a serious financial crisis,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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