Fishing industry says no to phosphate mining

'Namibia not for sale'

10 September 2019 | Fishing

Walvis Bay · Leandrea Louw

Employees from the fishing industry, members of unions and the public marched against phosphate mining in Walvis Bay.

Reading a petition submitted on behalf of the marchers to the ministry of environment and tourism, Job Muniaro, secretary general of the Mine Workers Union of Namibia said it is evident that certain Namibians are hell bent on satisfying their love for money at the expense of sustainable management of renewable resources.

“The nation has been witnessing how the proponents of marine phosphate mining off the Namibian seabed have been hard at work to maneuver and blackmail our people, especially our leaders in order for them to be issued with an environmental clearance certificate. They are apparently attempting to bring the much needed investment through phosphate mining. This must be rejected and condemned by all Namibians from all walks of life. We are standing up to defend Namibia and her resources!”

He furthermore said that the demonstration and petition was organised to tell the leaders of Namibia, more specifically the Cabinet that phosphate mining should not be allowed.

“It is our conviction and desire to ensure that our leaders take responsible decisions that will not come back to haunt us. We denounce claims that marine phosphate mining will empower the people of Kuisebmond and Mondesa. Apart from this being a white lie, Kuisebmond and Mondesa is not Namibia. The effects of marine phosphate mining will affect the entire country and its economy.”

Muniario said that Namibia is not up for sale to the highest bidder and mentioned various reasons on the dangers of phosphate mining in the petition,

“Globally, phosphate mining has been condemned by various institutions and organisations and Namibia cannot afford to venture into something which can ultimately destroy the environment. It will not benefit our sustainable economic development in the long run. The negative impacts of phosphate mining outweighs the positives. Whatever the price, as Namibians we must rise together, march together and say no to phosphate mining. We will not stop demonstrating until a ruling against phosphate mining is given.”

Another demonstration takes place in Windhoek today.

Similar News

 

Grumpy’s fishing report

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Fishing

Slightly cleaner water made for tough fishing this past week and it appeared as if the fish disappeared. This was not totally the...

TIDES

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 21 January Low 07:03 High 13:26 Low 19:41 High 02:00 Wednesday, 22 January High 02:04 Low...

TIDES

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 14 January High 05:59 Low 12:00 High 18:17 Low 00:12 Wednesday, 15 January High 06:46 Low...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Fishing

Another excellent week of fishing for anglers along our coastline it was indeed. Vierkantklip really surprised everybody with some incredible catches? Monster fish...

Vangs van 'n leeftyd

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

LangstrandMin het Rudie Swartz geweet wat hy en ‘n vriend uit die water sou haal toe hulle Vrydag by Langstrand vir haaie gaan hengel het.In...

TIDES

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 7 January Low 06:48 High 13:13 Low 19:25 High 01:53 Wednesday, 8 January Low 07:35...

Grumpy’s fishing report

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

The year is not so new anymore. However, I want to start by wishing all fellow anglers tight lines and good catches for this year....

Kabeljou kraai koning op Henties

3 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Fishing

Hentiesbaai • [email protected] Familiegeleenthede was aan die orde van die dag en oudergewoondte het die Windhoek Draught Hengelbonanza weer op 26 Desember...

TIDES

3 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Fishing

Tuesday, 31 December High 06:38 Low 12:33 High 18:46 Low 00:37 Wednesday, 1 January High 07:22 Low...

’n Halwe kabeljou aan die hoek

1 month - 24 December 2019 | Fishing

Swakopmund • [email protected] In baie gevalle is ’n halwe glo beter as niks, maar nie vir Chrisjan Potgieter nie. Dié hengelaar het ’n...

Latest News

Kudus aiming for 7s glory

2 days ago - 22 January 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A group of 14 First National Bank (FNB) Kudu Rugby Club players and two officials departed for the Swartland...

Langasems maak reg vir aksie

2 days ago - 22 January 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] Bay Road Runners wil die jaar op ’n vinnige pas afskop met die klub se eie en eerste byeenkoms vir hardlopers langs...

Onderwys is die ruggraat van...

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die tema van Saterdag se maatskaplike verantwoordelikheidsdag aangebied deur Welwitschia Music Production (WMP) was “Wees jouself vir Namibië”. Hande is uitgereik by...

Geestesiektes: Breek die stigmas af...

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Health

Swakopmund • [email protected] Mense moet opgevoed word oor die verskeie mites rondom geestesiekes. Só sê me. Ilanza Klein (29), ’n aktivis wat haarself vir die...

These are Swakop’s top healthy...

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Business

Swakopmund • [email protected] Hero Multisave Supermarket emerged as the top butchery, Mobi Soft Serve as the top mobile kiosk and Museums Café as the...

Pushing beyond existing boundaries

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Business

According to Maersk, drilling operations planned for its Angola-Namibia campaign will be done at a world record water depth. Maersk said that the well in...

Grumpy’s fishing report

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Fishing

Slightly cleaner water made for tough fishing this past week and it appeared as if the fish disappeared. This was not totally the...

TIDES

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 21 January Low 07:03 High 13:26 Low 19:41 High 02:00 Wednesday, 22 January High 02:04 Low...

Housing market remains under pressure

4 days ago - 20 January 2020 | Infrastructure

According to Ruusa Nandago, FNB Group Economist and author of the FNB Residential property report released on 16 January 2020, the index reached a historic...

Load More