N.dollars 144 250 allocated as payment to those affected by human-wildlife conflict

A total of 152 livestock farmers from the Doro !Nawas Conservancy will benefit from the N.dollars 144 250 allocated as payment to those affected by human-wildlife conflict (HWC).

The conservancy's chairperson, Gerson Namiseb, told Nampa upon enquiry yesterday the payments that will be made are only for 2012 and 2013 claimants.

There is now a different committee. The payments could not be made because of unknown issues only known by the previous committee, he said.

Namiseb added that the committee is still considering when the next payments will be made after it has worked on the budget for the coming financial year.

The conservancy had initially set aside N.dollars 180 000, but only N.dollars 144 250 will be used for the current pay-outs and the remaining amount will go back to the conservancy coffers for it to be utilised for the 2014 and 2015 beneficiary payments.

Source: Namibia Press Agency