LAND ACTIVISTS TO OBJECT TO THE SALE OF 10 000 HECTARES OF LAND TO CHINESE TO PRODUCE DRUGS
04 March 2015
The government is in the process of awarding 10 000 hectares of Namibian land in Liselo, Zambezi region, to Chinese to produce drugs. Government intends to sell this land to a Chinese company by the name Namibia Oriental Tobacco CC. For those who are mathematically challenged, this means government is awarding to the Chinese, land equal to or more than 10 000 football stadiums.
As Land Activists, we will be making a written submission to government objecting the awarding of our land to Chinese to produce drugs. While we are alerted that there are politicians involved in this deal, our objection is based on 5 reasons;
It cannot be correct to award land to Chinese when Namibians seriously need land.
It cannot be correct that our most fertile land is used to produce drugs and not food.
It is alarming that government is distributing land to foreigners even in villages.
Tobacco contains nicotine, correlated with dangerous condition called schizophrenia.
While speaking of banning foreign ownership, politicians are awarding land to
foreigners under the table.
We take this principled action on a realization that our country is speedily and scandalously being sold while the future generation is tricked into singing songs and clapping hands waiting for a fictional year called “2030” were all our problems will apparently be solved; probably by ghosts only known to political elites.
ISSUED BY LAND ACTIVISTS