Illegal fishermen hijack govt drought relief

Lake Ngami
Lake Ngami

MAUN: Government interventions to battle the continuing drought in the area have apparently been hijacked for the purposes of illegal fishing activities at Lake Ngami, Mmegi has learnt.

On Monday, North West District Council Chairperson, Reaboka Mbulawa said since the introduction of the subsidised feeds, as part of the drought relief, many salt bags procured to feed cattle had been sold to illegal fishers.

“I am so worried because after the introduction of subsidised stock feeds a lot of salt bags procured were not used for the intended purpose but were instead used for illegal fishing,” he said.

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