A THIRD WORLD LEADER
A PAT ON THE HEAD
And he will give you his
It is amazing with these modern African leaders.
Just one generation ago they were very suspicious of white colonialists
and their flattery. But, now these Gringo White Lords go to Africa, hand
the fearless leader a paper with flattering commendations on it, and the gentleman
gives the Gringos the kingdom. Amazing.
Launches Conservancies Programme
September 28, 1998 -- Panafrican
WINDHOEK, Namibia- The ministry of environment and tourism
Saturday reached another milestone for rural communities when President Sam Nujoma
officially launched the country's long-awaited Communal Area Conservancies Programme.
At the same occasion, the president also received the Earth Award
from the chair of the US-based World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Kathryn Fuller,
for his contribution to the conservation of environment and nature in Namibia.
Currently, there are four conservancies operational countrywide, which
were also awarded certificates.
Nujoma said his government held discussions
with local communities and their leaders on how best to conserve the environment.
''This approach ensures that wildlife and environment are not seen
as more important than the needs of our people. On the contrary, local communities
have come to regard wildlife and environment as resources that can be of financial
benefit to them once they are used in a sustainable manner,'' he stressed.
He noted that the communal area conservancies encourage local communities
to organise themselves against poaching, cutting down of trees and against over-farming.
''It is an approach that has as its core functions the continued and
sustainable use of our natural resources,'' he said.
approaches, over-exploitation and unsustainable use of our environment and our
resources will leave us with an unhealthy planet,'' the President added.
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