NAMIBIANS TOLD TO BE UNITED AT COUNTRY’S SECOND LAND CONFERENCE

WINDHOEK -- With the second land conference fast approaching, Namibians must prepare themselves to come out stronger and united as a nation because land is part of their ecosystem, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

Addressing members of the Mayeyi community at their annual cultural festival in the Zambezi Region in the northeastern corner of the country on Sunday, she explained that land is an important asset which cannot be compared with other assets as it is the basis of livelihood for both humans and wildlife.

She added that the land question in Namibia is serious, especially since it was lost in "the most dehumanising manner to the hands of colonizers".

"There is a need to embrace each other and approach the land discussions with sober minds," added

Nandi-Ndaitwah, who said there is need to act globally in the best interest of the current and future Namibian generations.

She emphasised that the recommendations from the upcoming land conference should help the nation on how it can fairly ensure that all are accommodated to live a decent life.

On the economy of the country, Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia must move towards an industrialization agenda by investing in agricultural science. The government's Green Scheme projects, she noted, must be supported as the development of agribusiness and agro-processing is part of the national development agenda.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK