Governor cautions firebugs

Governor cautions firebugs

WINDHOEK – The Governor of Kavango, Johannes Thighuru, yesterday warned that people who started veld fires should be prepared to face the law.

In a telephonic interview with the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa), the Governor said that veld fires had become a big headache in the region. “I urge residents not to burn our natural resources.All of us must be vigilant and report any (such) cases to the relevant authorities so that the culprits are brought to book,” the Regional Governor said.At the same time, he stressed the socio-economic benefits that residents could gain from conserving natural resources.”People benefit from wild fruit and thatched grass by selling them and are able to pay school fees so it’s important to conserve our resources,” Thighuru said.He urged those who depended on thatch grass and timber for their livelihood to always obtain permission from the region’s forestry department before harvesting these commodities.Nampa”I urge residents not to burn our natural resources.All of us must be vigilant and report any (such) cases to the relevant authorities so that the culprits are brought to book,” the Regional Governor said.At the same time, he stressed the socio-economic benefits that residents could gain from conserving natural resources.”People benefit from wild fruit and thatched grass by selling them and are able to pay school fees so it’s important to conserve our resources,” Thighuru said.He urged those who depended on thatch grass and timber for their livelihood to always obtain permission from the region’s forestry department before harvesting these commodities.Nampa

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