Council members meet with the Minister of Environment and Tourism
The members of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council met with Hon. Pohamba Shifeta on the 23rd February 2017 in line with its function to advise the Minister on environmental issues related to sustainable development.
Hon. Shifeta encouraged the Council members to bring issues to his attention as they considered necessary, while he also pointed out a number of areas in which the Council could be of assistance, particularly regarding the implementation of the Environmental Management Act, which has exposed a number of complexities caused by the cross-sectoral and dynamic nature of environmental issues.
The SDAC Chairperson provided an overview of the Council’s recent activities and priorities and the meeting went on to discuss a range of issues including the shortcomings and challenges in the implementation of the Environmental Management Act as well as other challenges including the management of waste and the unsustainable depletion of natural resources.
The Hon. Minister expressed his wish for engagements to be held with the SDAC on a quarterly basis from here on.