Botswana to gift Angola 8,000 elephants

João Lourenço and Mokgweetsi Masisi during press briefing PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
João Lourenço and Mokgweetsi Masisi during press briefing PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço said his country is ready to receive the 8,000 elephants that Botswana is willing to give them.

At a press briefing held on Friday at the Office of the President (OP) by both President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his counterpart, Lourenço, the latter said the reason why they had not yet received the elephants was because of what was happening in his country at that time. “Now Angola is ready to accept those elephants and the ministers responsible will start the process.

Those elephants will help us in our tourism sector and may also help in reducing elephant/human conflicts in the country. Some of these elephants migrated to Botswana during the civil war in our country. Botswana and Angola share a lot of areas for common interest,” Lourenço said. With the human-wildlife conflict cases increasing over the years, government has revealed that it spent P38.4 million in compensating for damage caused by wild animals between the years 2020 and 2021.

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