President Hifikepunye Pohamba is always full of surprises, and one never knows what he is going to say next. Only last weekend he told residents of Kavango West that the Government could not force anyone to vote in national elections, and that if people did not want to vote they should stay at home.
The new “Growth at Home” strategy launched amid pomp and pageantry by Prime Minister, Hage Geingob is indeed a good initiative for the country, as far as national objectives such as the 4th National Development Plan (NDP4) and food self-sufficiency is concerned.
We should not take the warning Meatco issued last week about the damage the current drought has caused to the long-term health of the country’s livestock industry lightly. Desperate farmers had to resort to selling their livestock at rip-off prices rather than go through the pain of watching them die in front of their eyes.