President orders Esau to apologise for Iyambo remarks

SWAKOPMUND: President Hage Geingob on Friday ordered Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau to apologise for what he said about the late Abraham Iyambo, who previously served as fisheries minister.

Speaking during a meeting with political and traditional leaders at Swakopmund, Geingob said he has learnt about the nasty article in the newspaper and he wants Esau to apologise about what he said.

An article in the Namibian newspaper last week said Esau accused some fishing companies such as Namsov Fishing Enterprises and the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) of using Iyambo. He said this will not happen with him.

The story developed from the National Council during the debate on the amendments to the Marine Resources Act of 2000 to give sole power to the minister in the allocation of fishing quotas.

Responding to Geingob’s order on Friday, the minister stood up and said he was forced to respond and apologised for going overboard.