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Environment ministry introduces new conservation uniform for staff members

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The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has introduced a new uniform for natural resources and forestry management staff members in an effort to enhance law enforcement and wildlife crime prevention.Launching the uniform here on Wednesday, Mi…

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has introduced a new uniform for natural resources and forestry management staff members in an effort to enhance law enforcement and wildlife crime prevention.

Launching the uniform here on Wednesday, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta said the appearance of employees in the wildlife and conservation area is a vital element to reflect the image of the ministry in its duties to deliver services across the country in promoting biodiversity conservation and tourism development.

He said the introduction of wearing a uniform is guided by the internal policy designed to highlight basic values and significantly impacts the way the ministry is viewed by employees, stakeholders and the general public.

“The uniform will reflect the identity of wildlife conservation in the ministry, discipline, respect, uniformity, team spirit, dedication and loyalty and also informs the public instantly that they are dealing with a particular institution,” he said.

Shifeta added that the uniform should be worn to reflect objectives such as rendering effective, efficient and professional services to all, further saying all staff members should ensure that the uniform enhances their desire to promote biodiversity conservation in the country through the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and tourism development for the maximum social and economic benefit of Namibians.

The uniforms, which cost the ministry over N.dollars 10 million and were acquired with the support of the German Federation through the KfW Development Bank, will be provided to over 1 000 employees.

Source: Namibia Press Agency