Fishy Deals

There were two garbled reports in last week’s Mmegi Monitor which caused me concern and a degree of confusion - the first on Lake Ngami which began with a sentence which, slightly shortened, was impossible to understand.

It stated that,  the sustainable land management project undertaken by the UNDP has funded the feasibility study to establish a fish processing plant.

Work that out! It then reported that the government has facilitated a fish export deal with Zambia and followed up by referring to the lake management plan which envisages chalets, camp sites and water skiing. There then emerged other actors, the Lake Ngami Community Development Trusts (plural?) and the Lake Ngami Fishing Cluster and, not least, Lebonaamang Mokalake, the High Commissioner in Lusaka who was here recently to meet the fishing fraternity. 

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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