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Environment Ministry starts construction of fence against the people's will

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 08:45

The Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Ministry is going ahead with the construction of an electric fence which will encompass a river mainstream in Khumaga into a Makgadikgadi National Park, despite residents opposing the move.

An elder in the village, Oeditsemang Motsamai said despite people calling for the government to carry on maintenance of the Makgadikgadi National Park fence where it is currently demarcated the government has not listened to them.

Motsamai stated that they have never got a response from the President about the electric fence, which they fear will deter people and livestock from access to the river which they relied on for their livelihood.

The government has already started constructing the electric fence which will include the river mainstream going into the game reserve where only wildlife will have access to the river.

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